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50-51 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS

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Ended 22 Aug 2009 after 43 days

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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

Closed 22 Aug 2009

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.

Additional Information


Opening night: 10 July 2009

Closing night: 22 August 2009


Jerusalem is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards.

Run time

3 hours 10 minutes approximately, including 2 intervals.

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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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