Jez Butterworth’s epic new play Jerusalem is wildly original. In part a lament about the erosion of country life and in part a rebuff to the antiseptic modern world, the Olivier and Tony award winning play 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. Buy Jerusalem tickets online now
The Jerusalem play text is available to purchase from the Apollo Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre shop.Read more about the show