John and Jen Tickets

Southwark Playhouse, London
John and Jen
Southwark Playhouse, London
Our Review 2 / 5

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.

Previews from |
28th July 2021
Opening date |
2nd August 2021
Booking from |
18th August 2021
Available until |
18th August 2021
Closes |
21st August 2021
Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
Guy Retallack
Songs by:
Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lippa
Andrew Exeter
Andrew Johnston
Natalie Johnson
Natalie Johnson
Cast list:
Rachel Tucker, Lewis Cornay

Southwark Playhouse Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

Customer reviews

Our Review of John and Jen


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). Read more

Latest John and Jen News & Features

Photo credit: John and Jen (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)
Rachel Tucker to star in ‘John and Jen’ at Southwark Playhouse
Thursday, 29 April, 2021, 10:50
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...
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