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About the Show Less...

A new powerful verbatim work by DV8 Physical Theatre following the extraordinary life story of one man. Read More >

JOHN is a new powerful verbatim work by DV8 Physical Theatre following the extraordinary life story of one man. John.

After years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, John’s desire for a new life leads him to a place unknown by most.

Based on frank interviews conducted by DV8’s Artistic Director Lloyd Newson, JOHN combines spoken word with movement to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience.

DV8’s acclaimed work has previously been seen at the National Theatre in productions To Be Straight With You and Can We Talk About This?,

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. The production is recommended for ages 16yrs+


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 30/10/2014

Opening Night: 4/11/2014

Closing Night: 13/01/2015

Running time: 2h

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Cast & Creative


Taylor Benjamin, Lee Boggess, Gabriel Castillo, Ian Garside, Ermira Goro, Garth Johnson, Hannes Langolf, Vivien Wood, Andi Xhuma


Director - Lloyd Newson

Producer - National Theatre, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Théâtre de la Ville and Festival d’Automne Paris, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Dansens Hus Oslo and DV8 Physical Theatre

Lighting Designer - Richard Godin

Set Designer - Anna Fleischle

Sound - Gareth Fry

Author - Lloyd Newson

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