Surreal SoReal Theatre, new company-in-residence at Fred Barry Hall, and the renowned Geordie Theatre join forces for the first time to present Jonathan: a seagull parable, written and directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart, loosely based on the work of Richard Bach. With a unique creative team, including internationally acclaimed choreographer Luca «Lazylegz» Patuelli, Jon brings together disabled and non- disabled performers on stage to create new meanings between the flapping of wings.
Jonathan is fed up with his routine, or rather his clan’s routine, so he tries to learn to fly differently. It must be said that Jonathan is a Seagull. Forced into exile before returning to his own people, he seeks to ensure that no one ever confuses sky and horizon again. Taking inspiration from Richard Bach’s allegory Jonathan Livingston the Seagull, this unique retelling questions the limits imposed – or not – by our physicality and sense of community.