ABOUT

JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre. 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.

Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 16+.

C0-PRODUCERS

Co-produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, La Villette, Paris, Théâtre de la Ville and Festival d'Automne Paris, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Dansens Hus Oslo and DV8 Physical Theatre, with an additional contribution from Le Grand T, théâtre de Loire-Atlantique and le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes.

CAST & CREW

CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY Lloyd Newson

CREATIVE ASSOCIATE Hannes Langolf

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR / COMPANY MANAGER David Grewcock
ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGER Jordan Blackwood

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Anna Fleischle
LIGHTING DESIGN Richard Godin
SOUND DESIGN Gareth Fry

PERFORMERS Taylor Benjamin (1st Tour), Lee Boggess, Gabriel Castillo,  Ian Garside, Ermira Goro, David Grewcock (2nd Tour), Garth Johnson, Hannes Langolf, Sean Marcs, Vivien Wood, Andi Xhuma.

PRODUCTION MANAGER Tom Pattullo
TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER Matt Davis

PRODUCTION CARPENTER Michael Ramsay
RE-LIGHTS/OPERATOR Ben Dodds
SOUND ENGINEER  Guy Coletta (previously Fergus Mount)
REVOLVE OPERATOR AND ASSISTANT ELECTRICIAN James Bentley

COSTUME ASSISTANT Ilona Karas
COSTUME ASSISTANT Natasha Prynne
DESIGN ASSISTANT Loren Elstein

RESEARCHERS Antonio Harris, Tim Owen Jones, Ankur Bahl, Kenny D’Cruz

INTERVIEW EDITING Lloyd Newson and Hannes Langolf

PRELIMINARY SOUND EDITING Tamsin Barber; Chester Hayes; Luke Johnson; Rachel Phillips; Hedley Roach.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Eva Pepper

SENIOR PRODUCER Louise Eltringham

FINANCE CONTROLLER Nancy Rossi

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT John Ledger

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Rhiannon Savell 

PRODUCTION RUNNERS Becky Butler (Autumn 2015), Berengere Ariaudo De Castelli (Spring 2015)

WEBSITE Feast Creative

PR Cliona Roberts Public Relations

MARKETING Vic Shead

COMPANY ACCOUNTANTS Breckman & Co

COMPANY INSURERS Wrightsure

REGULAR COMPANY TEACHERS Denzil Bailey; Raymond Chai; Kerry Nicholls; Stephen Pelton; Sonia Rafferty; Jeannie Steele; Tory Trotter; Vivien Wood.

COMPANY VOCAL COACH Melanie Pappenheim

ACTING WORKSHOPS Juliet Knight

DIALECT COACH Daniele Lydan

DV8’s BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mark Godfrey; Leonie Gombrich, Conor Marren; Kate Mayne (Chair); Lloyd Newson; Sita Popat.

We are grateful to the generosity of the individuals and organisations who have allowed us to use their experiences and contributions in the making of this work. With deep gratitude to John.

WITH THANKS TO

The Leverhulme Trust for funding Lloyd Newson's residency at Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University of London.

and

John Avery; Joss Baker; Andrew Barnett; Richard Beale; Sarah Black; Laura Caldow; Jessica Choi; Gary Clarke; Samia Doukali; Joe Fisher; Chester Hayes; Liz Holmes; Ellie James; Hilary Keenlyside; Jenna Lambie Ridgway; Eric Languet; Brian Lucas; Brendan McCall; Jamie Maisey, Sean Millar, Matthew Morris, Fergus Mount; Fleur Elise Noble; Carl Parris; Amanda Saunders; Joseph Simons; Stuart Briggs, Suzanne Stanislawski, David Thompson and Prentice Whitlow.