A work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newsons. Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8Physical Theatre has produced eighteen highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for televisions, which have garnered over fifty national and international awards.
The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.
Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than fifty men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of these men was John.
What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use, and struggling to survive led John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.
Please note: JOHN contains adult themes, strong language, and nudity. Suitable for those patrons who are 18 years and older.
Satellite broadcast from London’s National Theatre.