A touching and poignant theatrical experience

DV8 returns with JOHN
DV8 returns with JOHN

Following the worldwide success of Can We Talk About This?, which visited Brighton Festival in 2012, DV8 return to the south coast with JOHN, a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson (Brighton Dome Concert Hall, January 28 and 29, 8pm).

Spokesman Chris Challis said: “For this critically-acclaimed production, director and creator Lloyd Newson interviewed more than 50 men asking frank questions, initially 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 in which his life converges with others in an unexpected place, unknown by most. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience.

“DV8 Physical Theatre previously visited Brighton Dome with Can We Talk About This? and Just For Show. DV8 has made 18 works and won many awards since their inception in 1986, including a Grand Prix de Danse, an international Emmy for Performing Arts, a Rose d’Or, three Prix Italia and a Helpmann Award for Best New Dance Work.”

JOHN is co-produced by the National Theatre, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Theatre de la Ville, and Festival d’Automne, Paris, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Dansens Hus Oslo and DV8 Physical Theatre.

Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 16 years. Tickets on 01273 709709 or brightondome.org.