To Be Straight With You

DV8 Physical Theatre

World premiere
To Be Straight With You

To Be Straight With You

© Lisa Ffrench

  • 1 h 25 min, no late admission!
  • In English

Past Dates

6 December
Premiere party with DJane Clärchen

6 and 7 December
Films by DV8 Physical Theatre

8 December 19:00, free admission
Introduction with Lloyd Newson and Brigitte Fürle

»The persecution of people because of their sexual orientation is every bit as unjust as that crime against humanity, apartheid. We must all be allowed to love with honour.«
Desmond Tutu auf dem Weltsozialgipfel 2006 in Nairobi, Kenia

DV8’s Artistic Director Lloyd Newson leads an exceptionally strong multi-ethnic cast in a poetic but unflinching exploration of tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality. To Be Straight With You is based on hundreds of hours of audio interviews collected throughout the UK with people directly affected by these issues. It is the first time that the highly original British dance company DV8 – seen most recently in spielzeit’europa 05|06 with Just For Show – will premiere a work in Germany. An eagerly awaited event in dance theatre. Alongside the performances spielzeit’europa will also be presenting a comprehensive series of screenings of DV8’s award-winning film works.


Created and directed by Lloyd Newson
Set Design Uri Omi
Lighting Design Beky Stoddart

Ankur Bahl, Dan Canham, Seke Chimutengwende, Ermira Goro, Hannes Langolf, Coral Messam, Paradigmz, Rafael Pardillo, Tanya Richam-Odoi, Ira Mandela Siobhan

Coproduction spielzeit’europa | Berliner Festspiele and National Theatre, London
An Artsadmin associated project,supported by Arts Council England
With the friendly support of the British Council Berlin