Jerusalem (West End)
All advance tickets have sold out. Day Seats are available for every performance from 10am at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
The award-winning Royal Court Theatre production directed by Ian Rickson, and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor Mark Rylance
A comic, contemporary vision of rural life in England’s green and pleasant land.
On the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron is a wanted man. Local officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his full attention, and his motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of booze.
Starring Mark Rylance in the “performance of the decade” (Sunday Times) and the “superb” (Time Out London) Mackenzie Crook, members of the original London cast star in what has been hailed “an instant modern classic” (Daily Telegraph).
Jerusalem opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising playwright Jez Butterworth’s beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time. The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers.
The 2011 West End cast includes Mark Rylance (Johnny “Rooster” Byron) and Mackenzie Crook (Ginger) as well as Max Baker (Wesley), Alan David (The Professor), Aimee-Fion Edwards (Phaedra), Johnny Flynn (Lee), Geraldine Hughes (Dawn), Danny Kirrane (Davey), Charlotte Mills (Tanya), Sarah Moyle (Ms Fawcett) and Harvey Robinson (Mr Parsons).
“A great sprawling brawl of a play. Mark Rylance is astonishing.”
The New York Times
“An instant modern classic.”
“Wildly original, exceptionally funny.”
Mail on Sunday
“One of the greatest performances ever witnessed.”
“You’d be mad to miss it.”
Time Out London
Produced in the West End by Royal Court Theatre Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.
Running time 3hrs 10mins, including 2 intervals
Playtext available from our bookshop www.royalcourttheatre.com/shop/programmes
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