Programme | John

Production programmes are now just $2 and are available for purchase in the theatre foyers. You can also download a copy of the John programme before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – ranging from interviews to videos – can be found throughout the season here at

Welcome to Melbourne Theatre Company’s second production for the season, the Australian premiere of John by the award-winning playwright Annie Baker.

John is a deeply affecting piece of theatre with extraordinary moments of poignancy and poetry to discover in Baker’s dialogue.

This production also marks Sarah Goodes’ directorial debut as MTC’s new Associate Director, although you have already enjoyed her work last year with one of 2016’s great successes – Switzerland.

Across the road at Southbank Theatre, our other new Associate Director Dean Bryant kicked off MTC’s 2017 season in high style with his production of Born Yesterday.

In February, MTC’s Cybec Electric will be part of Asia TOPA initiated by the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne. This is a major new festival celebrating the culture and creativity of the Asia Pacific Region. I encourage you all to grab a brochure and see a show.

As you may have noticed, we have made all our programmes $2 or free as a digital download. We made this decision so more people can access information about our productions, casts and creative teams. Our new programmes will also guide you to more information and editorial that you may enjoy post show – including podcasts, videos and behind-the-scenes stories.

Enjoy the show.

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Virginia Lovett
MTC Executive Director

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Annie Baker’s John, plays at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio from 10 February.

Published on 2 February 2017

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