Outhouse Theatre Co & Seymour Centre present


by Annie Baker

19 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

★★★★ "This intricately-made production... might end up being one of your theatre highlights of the year."

Audrey Journal


The week after Thanksgiving. A bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful host. A young couple whose relationship is disintegrating. Thousands of inanimate objects. Watching…


After the huge success of The Flick, Outhouse Theatre reunites with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker for the Sydney premiere of a rich, mysterious and haunting tour de force, described by Slate as “Baker’s true masterpiece.” Is it a ghost story? A love story? A spiritual story? Mysteries abound in this uncanny journey into the dark corners of the human soul and the divine.


★★★★★ “John is marvellous and harrowing, and surprisingly joyful. You sit there in the dark and give your attention to the small moments of uncertainty and solace that make up life and it’s like an embrace.” Time Out


★★★★ “Meticulous, brilliant… a very fine production of an immensely entertaining play. Recommended without reservation.” Stage Noise


★★★★ “[Craig] Baldwin directs a precise, perfectly paced production, drawing fine performances from the cast… It’s an intriguing play full of magic yet pervaded by sadness, and its elusive nature is part of its fascination.” Limelight Magazine


“Incredibly nuanced performances by the cast of four take charge of our attention for the entire three-and-a-half hour duration, keeping us guessing at every juncture.” Suzy Goes See


“An epic, immersive, atmospheric production about the forces of the universe that bind us together, sometimes hidden and sometimes misinterpreted, but always working.” Night Writes


Writer Annie Baker
Director Craig Baldwin
Producer Jeremy Waters
Stage Manager Olivia Aleksoski
Assistant Director Tel Benjamin
Production Associate Katherine Shearer
Co Set and Costume Design Jeremy Allen
Co Set and Costume Design Veronique Bennett
Lighting Design Veronique Bennett
Sound Design Melanie Herbert
Dialect Coach Amanda Stephens Lee


James Bell
Maggie Blinco
Belinda Giblin
Shuang Hu


Is the gloaming your favourite time of day? Have you ever eaten sailor’s duff? How much do you know about the American Civil War and the Underground Railroad? John is a play filled with unusual references like these ones – and if you’d like to immerse yourself in John‘s world before you see the show, please click here to check out this fascinating glossary.