Lover. Criminal. Father. Arsonist. Graduate. Charmer. Survivor.


This powerful new verbatim work by DV8 Physical Theatre follows the extraordinary life story of one man. John.

After years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, John’s desire for a new life leads him to a place unknown by most.

Based on frank interviews conducted by DV8’s Artistic Director, Lloyd Newson, JOHN combines spoken word with movement to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience.

DV8 return to the National Theatre following their internationally-acclaimed productions To Be Straight With You and Can We Talk About This?

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

Critic reviews

‘Explosive. Magnificently performed.’


Potent and engaging. An illuminating and non-judgmental work of searing honesty.

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Date & time

Show ended
Thu Nov 6 - Tue Nov 19, Fri 5 Dec - Sat 20 Dec,
Mon 5 Jan - Thu 13 Jan, Mon-Sat 8:00pm, Sat mats 3:00 pm, Sun 7 Dec 3:00pm
Runtime: 1 hr 20 mins


South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions

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