John, the latest work from multi-award-winning DV8 Physical Theatre, co-produced with the National Theatre, comes to The Lowry in Salford for two nights next week.
DV8 artistic director Lloyd Newson interviewed more than 50 men asking frank questions, initially 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 leads John on a search in which his life converges with others in an unexpected place.
The resulting performance authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word.
It contains adult themes, strong language and nudity, and is suitable for an audience 16 years and older.
If you miss it at The Lowry, next Thursday and Friday, you can see it at the Grand in Blackpool next month. Box Office: 0843 208 6005 or www.the lowry.com