Jezz Butterworth’s acclaimed West End and Broadway hit Jerusalem is being revived next year with Mark Rylance reprising his starring role.
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.
Directed by Ian Rickson, Butterworth’s haunting study of a changing England combines the dreamy, idealised place of popular imagination with bus stop-drinking, new estates, over-zealous district councils, the hedonism and debauchery of fair day, drugs and drink.
The play originally ran at the Royal Court Theatre in 2009 before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End in 2010, then to Broadway in 2011 and returning to the Apollo where it concluded its run in 2012.
The West End revival was announced today by Sonia Friedman Productions via social media.
Further details, including dates and a venue, are yet to be announced.