Looking For John - Birmingham Rep
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“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." 

In 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.


Tessa Walker Director
Simon Bond Lighting Designer
Iain Armstrong Sound Designer
Louis Price AV Designer

Ticket Information

Tickets from £10

(Subject to availability. Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.)

Fees and Charges

When purchasing tickets to be delivered to you, a £1.00 postage charge will be added to your order.

Online bookings are exempt from our transaction fees (3% credit cards, 50p debit cards).

Discuss The Show
The post-show discussion will take place after the evening performance on Thursday 17 November.
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