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by Annie Baker

17 January to 3 March 2018
Running Time: 3 hours 20 mins, with 2 intervals


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.


John is an uncanny new play by Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016. James Macdonald directs. 

5 star rating

Utterly remarkable. Unnerving and heartwarming.

Time Out
5 star rating

Exquisite, disturbing and startlingly funny.

5 star rating

A delight. Utterly fascinating.

Radio Times
5 star rating

Enthralling. A tantalising and very funny drama.

Sunday Times
5 star rating

Epic. Rich. Quietly astounding.

5 star rating

Unmissable. A play that sends you out of the theatre rewired.


John | Rehearsal Gallery

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Tom Mothersdale as Elias

Annie Baker: Get to know the John playwright

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June Watson rehearsing John