Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

by: Jez Butterworth

by: Jez Butterworth

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem

by: Jez Butterworth

by: Jez Butterworth

Overview

'My dad said he jumped buses. Horseboxes. Jumped an aqueduct once. He was gonna jump Stonehenge but the council put a stop to it.' 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. Jerusalem premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2009, directed by Ian Rickson and starring Mark Rylance in an astonishing performance as Johnny Byron.  It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 2009, and transferred to the West End in 2010, to Broadway in 2011, and back to the West End in October 2011.

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Authors

Jez Butterworth

Jez Butterworth