50-51 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
In Johnny Byron, Butterworth has created a thrilling role. Rylance is an astonishing performance, which confirms that he is one of our finest stage actors.
The Evening Standard
On St George's Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron, local waster and modern day Pied Piper, is a wanted man.
The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his children want their dad to take them to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.
Jez Butterworth's new play is a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land. His previous plays for the Royal Court include The Winterling, The Night Heron and Mojo.
Opening night: 10 July 2009
Closing night: 22 August 2009
Jerusalem is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards.
3 hours 10 minutes approximately, including 2 intervals.
11 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)
Best theatre I can remember, engaging at so many levels. And Mark Rylanc... more
Saw Jerusalem last week and it was the best play I have ever seen, just fan... more
Saw Jerusalem yesterday. It made our day. Laughed and laughed. Clever set. ... more
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