The updated version of the musical is set to be performed at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th July.

It has been announced that Olivier Award nominee Rachel Tucker  (Come from Away) and Lewis Cornay (The Book of Mormon) are set to star in the world premiere of an updated version of the musical John & Jen at the Southwark Playhouse this Summer.

Written by Andrew Lippa, the award winning composer of ‘The Addams Family’, ‘Big Fish’ and ‘The Wild Party’ and Tom Greenwald, the musical features new orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lippa.  

1985. John and 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.

Talking about the new production, Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald said: ” We are absolutely delighted that Bray Productions are bringing ‘John & Jen’ to the stage as part of the resurgence of London theatre 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!”

The creative team for the production includes: Director Guy Retallack, Musical Supervisor Michael Bradley, Musical Director Bob Broad, Scenic & Costume Design Natalie Johnson, Sound Design Andrew Johnson, Production Manager Matt Harper, Stage Manager Robyn-Amber Manners, Casting Leon Kay Casting. It is being produced by Bray Productions.

John & Jen will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th July until the 21st August.