Rachel Tucker to star in ‘John and Jen’ at Southwark Playhouse
Andrew Lippa's musical has been reinvented, with the world premiere opening in London.
February 16, 2022 19:56
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 London premiere, as well as the world premiere of the new version.
Rachel Tucker will play Jen, previously playing Beverley Bass in Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. She's joined by Lewis Cornay as John, whose West End credits include The Book of Mormon, Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
John and Jen is by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald, with additional orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown. Guy Retallack directs, with scenic and costume design by Natalie Johnson and sound design by Andrew Johnson.
Photo credit: John and Jen (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)
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