Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Homotopia and SHOUT Festival, presents
LOOKING FOR JOHN
Written and performed by Tony Timberlake
As I watched him it was me gliding, spinning, twisting and turning, every gesture so precise and expressive. Loving it all, dancing and skating, watching him, me being him.
1976. 19 million people watched Birmingham-born skater John Curry win Olympic Gold. Just hours after his victory, he was outed by a German tabloid. For one young boy, John’s iconic Olympic routine and subsequent personal unravelling changed his life forever.
Looking For John is a powerful, heartfelt and comic story of one man’s obsession with a forgotten icon and his journey to get his hero celebrated once more.