Dv8’s latest production, JOHN at the National Theatre was a mesmerising piece of physical theatre that addressed serious topics of society in a beautiful and creative way.
This company never fail to skirt around the harsh realities. Within the first few moments of the piece, there had already been a rape, physical abuse, and harsh drug use.
The performance slowly turned to the central character; John’s search for love, and questions the realtionship between sex and love. As his life falls apart and he loses people closest to him, the performers movement becomes lathargic and deliberate, without sacrificing its meaning in conjunction with the lyrical words.
No review can do this piece of theatre justice, you just need to see it for yourself and take from it what you will.