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Ended 14 Jan 2012 after 3 months

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Rylance is an astonishing performance, which confirms that he is one of our finest stage actors

The Evening Standard

Closed 14 Jan 2012


With a string of reputable awards, numerous extensions and Broadway success, Jez Butterworth's 2009 play Jerusalem has become a modern classic. Taking a look at rural life in contemporary England, Butterworth has created a riotously comic yet mesmerizing blend of nostalgia about past country life and snub of the sterile modern world.

Set in Wiltshire, England, it is morning on St. George's Day and Johnny 'Rooster' Byron ? referred to as a contemporary Pied Piper - is a wanted man. His son, Marky, wants his dad to take him to the country fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a beating, the council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, and his friends want to tap into his ample supply of alcohol and drugs.

Directed by Ian Rickson, Jerusalem stars Olivier and Tony Award winning Mark Rylance, who is a playwright as well as actor, stars as hell-raiser Johnny 'Rooser' Byron, while the role of Ginger will be played by Mackenzie Crook, best known for his role as Gareth Keenan in The Office.

Additional Information


Opening night: 8 October 2011

Closing night: 14 January 2012


Jerusalem is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards.

Run time

3 hours 10 minutes approximately, including 2 intervals.

Jerusalem Shop

What You Say

11 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)

Anonyomous: “Jerusalem -fantastic”

Best theatre I can remember, engaging at so many levels. And Mark Rylanc... more

Simon: “Brilliant”

Saw Jerusalem last week and it was the best play I have ever seen, just fan... more

Anonymous: “Jerusalem -the Golden!”

Saw Jerusalem yesterday. It made our day. Laughed and laughed. Clever set. ... more

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