JERUSALEM Starring Mark Rylance is to open at the Apollo Theare, Shaftesbury Avenue on the 28th Jan 2010 for a limited season until 24th April 2010.
JERUSALEM was recently at the Royal Court Theatre, where it sold out for every performance.
Jerusalem is a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land. 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.
Director Ian Rickson
Lighting Designer Mimi Jordan Sherin
Sound Desginer Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Composer Stephen Warbeck
Casting Director Amy Ball
Mackenzie Crook, Alan David, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Gerard Horan, Danny Kirrane, Charlotte Mills, Sarah Moyle, Harvey Robinson, Mark Rylance, Barry Sloane
‘This one you have to see’ The Independent
‘A play blessed with what I suspect will prove an award-winning performance by the great Mark Rylance’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Bold, ebullient and hilarious’ The Times
‘A star role momentously played by Mark Rylance.’ The Guardian
‘In Johnny Byron, Butterworth has created a thrilling role. Rylance’s is an astonishing performance, which confirms that he is one of our finest stage actors.’ The Evening Standard
‘An invigorating, yelping, defiant portrait of 21st century shires England.’ Daily Mail
‘Startlingly brilliant new play is a tragic and hilarious vision of life in an English country community.’ thelondonpaper
‘Rylance’s comic timing is a delight. Rylance also has startling tenderness, and volcanic rage.’ The Independent on Sunday
‘Jez Butterworth’s gorgeous, expansive new play keeps coming at its audience in unpredictable gusts, rolling from comic to furious, from winsome to bawdy.’ The Observer
‘Jez Butterworth’s new play is a wonderful, rollicking, dark comedy about contemporary life in rural England.’ Financial Times
‘This is a production which you will find very hard to evict from your imagination.’ Time Out