First Look: Rehearsal images: Annie Baker’s JOHN

A play by Annie Baker, directed by James Macdonald

Previews from 17 January, press night 24 January, last performance 3 March

The week after Thanksgiving. A bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching.

“We are lucky enough to be living in the era of Annie Baker” – The New Yorker

An uncanny new play by Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick had a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the NT in 2016. James Macdonald directs the European premiere, with design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound design by Christopher Shutt. The cast includes Marylouise BurkeTom MothersdaleAnneika Rose and June Watson.

Talks and Events

Chloe Lamford and James Macdonald – Friday 1 February, 5.30pm

16-21: Naturalistic acting in John – Wednesday 7 February, 5pm

American Theatre with Christopher Bigsby – Tuesday 20 February, 5.30pm

Press Night: Wednesday 24 January, 7pm

Marylouise Burke is appearing with support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.

The New American Work programme is supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation, Kathleen J Yoh and Time Warner Foundation, Inc.