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John & Jen
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John & Jen Tickets

28 Jul 2021 - 21 Aug 2021

From the award winning composer of The Addams Family, Big Fish & The Wild Party, starring Olivier Award nominee Rachel Tucker and introducing Lewis Cornay.

John & Jen is an emotional rollercoaster that explores the dynamics of family relationships. This production is the world premiere of a brand new updated version of the show by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald, with orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown & Andrew Lippa.

1985 - John & Jen, brother and sister, born seven years apart, grow up together, totally inseparable. Jen makes a “forever pact” with her little brother to always protect him against anything and anyone, including their own dad.

2005 - Jen, alone in Canada with her baby boy whom she has named John, a living memorial to the brother she failed to protect.

The beautiful and haunting score emotionally captures the zeitgeist of contemporary America.

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Opening date

July 28th, 2021

Closing date

August 21st, 2021


Southwark Playhouse


Starring Rachel Tucker

Our review

Photo credit: Rachel Tucker and Lewis Cornay in John and Jen (Photo by Danny Kaan)

The Southwark Playhouse's smaller second stage makes a fitting attic. Natalie Johnson's set is simultaneously cramped and expansive, a naturalistically cluttered backdrop packed with boxes and lovingly detailed detritus of a suburban American life from 1980 to the present, a fit for the intimacy of the venue (which is perhaps unfortunately cramped—there is no distancing in place, and masks are not required).Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald's two-person musical about the changing relationship...

Latest John & Jen News & Features

Photo credit: John and Jen (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

A reworked production of John and Jen will receive its world premiere in London this summer. John and Jen is at Southwark Playhouse from 28 July - 21 August, starring Rachel Tucker.John and Jen follows a brother and sister who grow up together. When John is killed, Jen gives birth to a baby boy, naming him John after her late brother. John and Jen was first performed in 1995 and later revived off-Broadway in 2015, starring Kate Baldwin. The upcoming production of John and Jen marks the show's...

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