Booking to 16 August 2022
“The greatest British play of the century… a masterpiece” – The Telegraph
Jezz Butterworth’s acclaimed West End and Broadway hit Jerusalem returns to the West End in 2022 with Mark Rylance reprising his starring role of ‘Johnny “Rooster” Byron alongside Mackenzie Crook reprising the role of ‘Ginger’.
Considered one of the finest actors of his generation, Rylance’s performance as the whizz-dispensing Wiltshire Falstaff ‘Johnny “Rooster” Byron’ garnered him an Olivier and Tony Award for Best Actor with Crook (The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean) also Tony nominated for his performance.
Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play premiered at the Royal Court in 2009; it transferred to the West End for record-breaking sold-out runs in 2009, 2010 and 2011 followed by a critically acclaimed season at the Music Box Theater on Broadway in 2011.
Jerusalem tickets are available from 6 April 2022 until 6 August 2022 at the Apollo Theatre, London.
What is Jerusalem about?
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, Troy Whitworth wants to wreak his revenge and a motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.
Who in the cast of Jerusalem?
The cast is lead by Oscar, BAFTA, Tony and Olivier award-winning actor Mark Rylance (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ready Player One, The BFG, Bridge of Spies) and Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean, Worzel Gummidge).
Joining them are Kemi Awoderu (Pea), Alan David (The Professor), Shane David-Joseph (Mr Parsons), Gerard Horan (Wesley), Ed Kear (Davey), Charlotte O’Leary (Tanya), Indra Ové (Dawn), Jack Riddiford (Lee), Barry Sloane (Troy Whitworth), Niky Wardley (Linda Fawcett) and Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Phaedra). Kobe Champion-Norville, Jesse Manzi and Matteo Philbert will share the role of Marky and joining as understudies are Abigail Green, Amanda Gordon, Callum Sheridan-Lee, Greg Snowden and Anthony Taylor. Final casting will be announced at a later date.
Written by Jezz Butterworth with direction by Ian Rickson. Set & costume design by Ultz, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin, composer Stephen Warbeck, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and casting by Amy Ball CDG.
Reviews of Jerusalem
Previous reviews of this production"The greatest British play of the century... a masterpiece" - The Telegraph
"Ian Rickson’s expertly calibrated production" - Hollywood Reporter
"An enthralling production" - New York Times
"Jez Butterworth's gorgeous, expansive new play keeps coming at its audience in unpredictable gusts" - The Observer
"A theatrical treat" - The Stage
"The triumph belongs to Rylance for perfectly embodying Butterworth's vision" - The Guardian
Venue InformationApollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176