Please note that the following information is a guideline only, as each new DV8 production is completely different from its predecessors. As of January 2016, the company has put on hold the production of new work - this page will be updated to include current information for any new production when it is available.
Please email [email protected] with any queries, opportunities or enquiries.
- DV8 produces the work of choreographer/director Lloyd Newson.
- Each new work is cast according to its content, although some performers have worked on more than one production.
- The company does not have a permanent group of performers. The company does not keep its work in repertory.
- The frequency of tours is dictated by the rate of production of new work. There's no regular schedule.
- The gaps between tours can vary.
- As the work is not held in repertory, unfortunately it's not usually possible to view it before booking it.
- As most tours book up early, promoters need to contact us well in advance.
- As a general rule, the company does not revive work after the end of a tour.
- The company tends to travel with large sets.
- DV8 sets can be substantial and, if a tour is not expecting to require airfreight at the time of manufacture, this will not be taken into account. Should a venue subsequently wish to book DV8 it shall be their responsibility to fund the redesign and manufacture of any necessary items.
- The number of performers varies between 7 and 17.
- The number of crew is usually between 5 and 7 plus other travelling staff (more for preview performances).
- A flat stage is required, with minimum area of 12m x 12m.
- Fixed points may be needed for flying sets and/or performers.
- Open air venues are not usually suitable.
- Water and/or flame often feature in the work.
- The preferred auditorium capacity is around 600 seats. Maximum size is around 1,000 seats.
- For fit-up time, allow at least two-and-a-half days, with the performance on the evening of the third day. This arrangement may vary depending on the particular production.
- The minimum number of performances is 2 but the company aims to have longer runs wherever possible.
- The length of performances is usually between 1 and one-and-a-half hours, with no interval and latecomers are not admitted.
- Many of the shows contain nudity and/or strong language and/or material that some audience members may find shocking.
- Fee rates available on request.
- For international touring, in addition to the fee, promoters are required to cover the cost of: freight, international transport, local ground transport, accommodation in single hotel rooms and per diems in local currency equivalent to the sterling rate requested by the company.
- Promoters are also asked to cover the cost of an advance visit by the production manager and another member of the team.
- Contribution to cost of technical equipment hired from the UK
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON BOOKING DV8
Four award-winning DV8 films are available for screenings;
The Cost of Living, Enter Achilles, Strange Fish and Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men
For information on how to arrange screenings, see contact us