DV8 Theatre – John @ West Yorkshire Playhouse

‘You will never see anything like a work by Lloyd Newson… bold, involving and utterly unique. Hannes Langolf’s central performance is simply devastating in its impact and empathy… if you see it, you will never forget’ – Daily Telegraph.IMG_0041

Thur 22- Sat 24 Oct: Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse.

JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre, that plays in the Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse from 22-24 Oct. John combines spoken word with movement to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience that follows the extraordinary life story of one man.

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.


Quarry Theatre

Thur 22-Sat 24 Oct, 7.30pm

Sat 24 Oct, 3pm

Pre-show talk Thur 22 Oct with Artistic Director Lloyd Newson. Free but ticketed.

Post-show talk Fri 23 Oct with Creative Associate Hannes Langolf

Box office 0113 213 7700. Online wyp.org.uk

Age guide 16+. Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity.