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iVisit... Birmingham Rep for Looking for John


  • Birmingham Rep Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP U.K. (map)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Homotopia and SHOUT Festival present Looking for John.

1976, 19 million people watched Birmingham-born skater John Curry win Olympic Gold and with it international acclaim. But just hours after his victory, he was outed by a German tabloid and his downfall began.

For one young boy, John's iconic Olympic routine and subsequent personal unravelling changed his life forever.

Named the 'Nureyev of the Ice', John brought ballet to the sport, fusing art and athleticism and changing the face of skating forever. A complex, troubled but brilliant man, John's journey took him all over the world, with international success and critical acclaim, but since his death aged just 44 he remains largely unrecognised and uncelebrated.

Looking For John is a powerful, heartfelt and comic story of one man's obsession with a forgotten icon and his journey to get an overlooked hero celebrated once more in a revealing exploration of how and why we choose the heroes we do.