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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+.
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.
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