go away johnny


Spring 2017


go away johnny is a blend of dance, theatre and performance exploring the nature of memory. Set on a giant sheepskin rug, six performers search for connection with each other, their lives lost and the memories that bring them together.


"If the moments of quiet in our lives were elongated over a longer time, what would happen?"


This piece explores the memories that come back to us in these moments, returning not fully formed but half remembered; half remembered encounters, conversations, touches. 


The first phase of development for this piece began in February 2017 supported by Arts Council England. We created a 40 minute piece which premiered at DanceCity, Newcastle, UK on 23rd March and was also shown at ARC Stockton on 1st April and again at DanceCity, Newcastle on 6th April as part of Northern Platforms.


Watch the TRAILER here.

Choreography by Peter Groom. Dramaturgy by Kai Green

Jen Carss, Ian Garside, George Siena, Alex Rowland, Alys North, Charlie Dearnley, Rosie Terry Toogood

Producer- Phil Douglas

Photos by Matt Jamie


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