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JOHN

by DV8 Physical  Theatre (2014/15)

JOHN is a verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre. Newson interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions about love and sex.

One of those men was John.

 

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching.  Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search where his life converges with others in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

 

JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, where movement and spoken word combine to create an intense, moving and poignant theatrical experience.

 

Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 16+.

"Bold, involving and utterly unique. Hannes Langolf's central performance is simply devastating in its impact and empathy."

Daily Telegraph

 

"Hannes Langolf is a force to behold in this gripping, truthful portrayal."

So So Gay

 

"Engrossing, elegant. Astonishing physicality"

Time Out

 

"Hannes Langolf is extraordinary"

Sunday Times

 

"You can’t leave this performance without being touched by (John's) life."

Deutschlandfunk, Germany (radio review)

 

"Outstandingly effective and gripping dance theatre … a brilliant performance by Hannes Langolf [John]".

Dagens Nyheter

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