Newcastle-based dancer and theatre-maker Peter Groom’s new production, ‘Go Away Johnny’, sees a performance of a piece that was partly created inside ARC’s theatre space.
The production is a blend of dance, theatre and performance that explores the nature of memory.
Set on a giant sheepskin rug, six performers search for connection with each other, their lost lives and the memories that bring them together. The piece explores the moments in which quietness takes over and reimagines them in elongated pieces of theatre. From these moments come the half-remembered, half-formed snapshots of memories of encounters, whispered conversations and brief touches.
Peter graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2013 and has worked nationally and internationally, including at New York and Berlin. He is a performer on the rise and draws on his experiences working in Berlin to develop his style. Whilst performing there, he learned what was capable with dance-theatre and will be showcasing ‘Go Away Jonny’ at ARC, Stockton on Wednesday 17th October.
This production of theatre and dance follows Peter Groom’s successful run as Marlene Dietrich in his solo show of the same name up at Edinburgh this year. The piece was such a hit at this year’s Fringe that this year’s new production promises to be incredibly exciting.
This show is priced on ARC’s Pay What You Decide scheme, with payment taken after the show has finished. However, free tickets must be booked in advance at arconline.co.uk.