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John & Jen

28 Jul to 21 Aug 2021

Southwark Playhouse

An emotional rollercoaster that explores the dynamics of family relationships.
Photo for John & Jen at Southwark Playhouse

Photo by PND Photography

Show details



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.


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.

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.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

Note: there are two press nights for this show on Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 August at 8pm.


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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Location map for Southwark Playhouse


Previews from:Wednesday 28 July 2021

Press night:Monday 2 August 2021

Closes:Saturday 21 August 2021

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm



Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Running time: 2 hrs 00 mins (inc interval)





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Rachel Tucker

Lewis Cornay


Author: Book by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
Composer: Andrew Lippa
Lyricist: Tom Greenwald
Director: Guy Retallack
Designer: Natalie Johnson
Musical direction: Bob Broad
Sound: Andrew Johnson
Production: Bray Productions Ltd


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