Olivier Award nominee Rachel Tucker (Come from Away) and Lewis Cornay (The Book of Mormon) star in the world premiere of a brand new updated version of the musical John & Jen from Andrew Lippa, the award winning composer of ‘The Addams Family’, ‘Big Fish’ and ‘The Wild Party’, & Tom Greenwald with new orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown & Andrew Lippa.
John & Jen is an emotional rollercoaster of a musical 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.
Andrew Lippa & Tom Greenwald said about the production: “We are absolutely delighted that Bray Productions are bringing ‘John & Jen’ to the stage as part of the resurgence of London theater this summer, particularly under the guidance of this extraordinary cast and creative team. We’ve also taken the opportunity to make some updates to the script, which we hope will give the piece a fresh jolt of relevance. But most of all, we’re so excited that live audiences will once again get to see our show!”
John & Jen is at Southwark Playhouse 28th July to 21st August 2021. Tickets are on sale here