Johnny Got His Gun

Theatre (drama, adaptation)

  • ZOO Southside - Studio
  • 20:40
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Finland
  • Group: Rossi, Holopainen, Riikonen in association with From Start to Finnish
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of sexual violence, Scenes of violence
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

A grenade hits Joe Bonham in WW1. He wakes up in the hospital to discover his arms, legs, eyes, ears and mouth are gone. Left is but a torso – the living dead alone with his thoughts. Now he breaks through to be heard. In the performance, Joe spins the audience through his tragedy and the 1900s: the century of growth, violence and loss. And he takes no easy way out. Joe fought in the name of liberty, democracy and his native land to lose everything. Now he questions what he's been taught to dream of.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

The play is part of a showcase, From Start to Finnish, promoting Finnish performing arts

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Fringe Review 40 days ago

The effect of the piece overall is to leave us with a sense of the gung ho materialism of a time when there was good and there was the rest. If we could believe we were the good guys we could ignore and denigrate the rest. Such surety bred deceit, of and by us, and when Johnny was told to go and get his gun, he went. As a consequence, we all got poorer.

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Fringe Review 40 days ago

Our performer rushes to engage with us

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