Read the reviews and see why you can't miss the return of JERUSALEM to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End
★★★★★ "An instant, modern classic. Mark Rylance gives one of the greatest stage performances I have ever witnessed."
11th Feb, 2010 The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "Jerusalem, beautifully directed by Rickson, proves to be even better than its ecstatic publicity suggests... The cast are uniformly superb but Rylance is in a league of his own."
11th Feb, 2010 The Independent
★★★★★ "Refreshing, humane, touching and wickedly funny."
11th Feb, 2010 The Evening Standard
★★★★★ "A hilarious, enchanting, affecting evening. Rylance, the most exciting stage actor of his generation, playing one of the juiciest roles in living memory."
11th Feb, 2010 The Times
★★★★★ "This play, this production, this performance are sensational."
11th Feb, 2010 Financial Times
★★★★★ "Jerusalem will surely wind up trailing trophies like pots on a tinker's wagon. And it's easy to see why."
11th Feb, 2010 Daily Mail
★★★★★ "A riveting hymn to England."
11th Feb, 2010 Daily Express
★★★★★ "A new play of irrepressible energy, wonderful wit and wild wonder."
14th Feb, 2010 Sunday Express
JEZ BUTTERWORTH’S MULTI AWARD WINNING JERUSALEM RETURNS TO LONDON FOR STRICTLY LIMITED 14 WEEK SEASON
MARK RYLANCE TO REPRISE CELEBRATED ROLE OF JOHNNY “ROOSTER” BYRON DIRECTED BY IAN RICKSON
Ian Rickson’s Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem will return to London’s West End for a strictly limited 14 week engagement hot on the heels of a triumphant Broadway run. Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier and Tony award-wining performance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, directed by Ian Rickson. Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 8 October 2011, with press night on 17 October, Jerusalem is booking until 14 January 2012. Designs are by Ultz, with lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck. Jerusalem is produced in the West End by Royal Court Theatre Productions and by Sonia Friedman Productions.
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 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 Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking.
Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play returns to the West End following record-breaking sold-out runs at the Royal Court and the Apollo Theatres in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Jerusalem is currently enjoying a critically acclaimed extended run at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway where it plays until 21 August 2011. Jerusalem has now won over ten theatre awards internationally, culminating in the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Play going to Mark Rylance earlier this year.