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Jerusalem - 2011 - West End

A COMIC, CONTEMPORARY VISION OF RURAL LIFE IN ENGLAND’S GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND…



A comic, contemporary vision of rural life in our green and pleasant land, Jez Butterworth’s epic new play is wildly original. In part a lament about the erosion of country life and in part a rebuff to the antiseptic modern world, it features a landmark central performance from Mark Rylance as hellraiser Johnny Byron, ‘a performance so charismatic, so mercurial, so complete and compelling that it doesn’t look like acting’ (Evening Standard), and a superb ensemble cast including Mackenzie Crook who ‘excels’ as Johnny’s sidekick Ginger.



On St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his dad to take him to the fair, and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.

Schedule

Apollo Theatre

(London, )
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London,


 

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by Nicole Rosky - October 17, 2011
Following record-breaking sold-out runs at the Royal Court and the Apollo Theatres in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Ian Rickson's Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth's multi award-winning play is running at the Apollo Theatre until 14 January 2012.
by Kelsey Denette - October 7, 2011
Previews begin tomorrow, 8 October, for the West End return of Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre. Following record-breaking sold-out runs at the Royal Court and the Apollo Theatres in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Ian Rickson's Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth's multi award-winning play is running at the Apollo Theatre until 14 January 2012.