The Devil Danced in Our Eyes
A funny and moving tale about family, sexuality and the internet told with original live music
Co-written & performed by Jonluke McKie
Co-written by Allison Davies
Directed by Amy Golding
Live animation by Simon Cole
“This wee’un reminds me of you at his age, Sharron; he’s got the Devil dancing in his eyes!”
Jamie was 15 when his Granda Frankie died, and his mum stopped coming out of her room. Left to his own devices he’s been spending more and more time online - scrolling through the digital realm of pixels, kilobytes and the occasional adult chatroom. But when he meets ‘Windsor_56’ everything changes.
Combining theatre, original live music and animation The Devil Danced in Our Eyes is a funny and moving one-person show that explores sexuality and the effects of mental illness on a family.
“This is a multi-layered show that will sing, speak and loop itself into your consciousness.” Audience Feedback
The Devil Danced in Our Eyes will tour the North East of England from Wednesday 30 November to Thursday 8 December 2022 and Wednesday 8 to Saturday 18 February 2023 as part of LGBT+ History Month. Tour venues and dates include:
Wednesday 30 November, 7.45pm - Alnwick Playhouse
Thursday 1 December, 2.30pm & 7.45pm - Alnwick Playhouse
Friday 2 December, 8pm - The Exchange Theatre, North Shields
Saturday 3 December, 7.30pm - Queen's Hall Arts, Hexham
Wednesday 7 December, 8pm - Central Bar, Gateshead
Thursday 8 December, 7.30pm - Gosforth Civic Theatre
Wednesday 8 February, 7.30pm - Middlesbrough Town Hall
Saturday 11 February, 8pm - Gala, Durham
Wednesday 15 February, 6.30pm - Blyth Library
Thursday 16 February, 6.30pm - Cramlington Library
Friday 17 February, 7.30pm - Live Theatre, Newcastle
Saturday 18 February, 7.30pm - Live Theatre, Newcastle
Reviews & Interviews:
"It’s a chilling tale, paradoxically told with warmth, and you’ll hang on Jonluke’s every word."
Cultured North East Review
"The Devil Danced in Our Eyes is charming, sure to touch the hearts of all ages." NARC Magazine Review
"Trust me, there’s always humour in exploring sexuality and the characters are funny, complex and multi-faceted. This play is an emotional, entertaining, enjoyable night out, a safe space to confront some of the things that happened to me and to say things out loud that I’d never said before." Read the full interview with Jonluke McKie in NARC Magazine.
Read an interview with Jonluke Mckie about The Devil Danced in Our Eyes in NE Volume Magazine.
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The Devil Danced in Our Eyes - Behind the Scenes
The Devil Danced in Our Eyes - Production shots by Nick Tyler