9 December 2014
Suitable for 18yrs+


a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. Suitable for 18yrs+

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

So So Gay

Hannes Langolf is extraordinary

Sunday Times

Performed with characteristic courage and integrity

Sunday Express

Guardian: Death, drugs and survival: DV8 Physical Theatre tells the story of John

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Powerful and absorbing. Physically fuelled.

Evening Standard

Brilliantly conceived. Each tiny scene absorbs into the next with a smoothness which is truly phenomenal


Independent: DV8: Three decades of the provocative dance-theatre company

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

Daily Telegraph

Engrossing, elegant. Astonishing physicality

Time Out

DV8 move with hypnotic skill

Financial Times

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 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 50 men asking them 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.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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