Mark Rylance reprises career-defining roleJerusalem, the award-winning play by Jez Butterworth, is on course to make a return to London's West End, a decade after its record-breaking premiere at the Royal Court Theatre. Mark Rylance will reprise his career-defining role which was described by critics as the performance of the decade.
Set on St George's Day, Jerusalem is a comic and searing exploration of life in rural England. The play centres on Johnny "Rooster" Byron who is a wanted man – local officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the local county fair, a vengeful father wants payback, and his troublesome friends want access to his ample booze collection.
During the decade since its premiere, Jerusalem has been hailed as one of the best plays of all time by critics and audiences alike. In 2019, The Guardian ranked the play as the greatest theatrical work since 2000, and it placed sixth in English Touring Theatre's audience poll of the nation's favourite play.
If you missed out on Jerusalem tickets when it first played in London, don't miss this much-anticipated revival that is sure to be one of the theatrical events of the year.
Important informationPlaying at: Venue To Be Announced, London, London, E2 8AA
Performance dates: 01 Oct 2021 - 01 Feb 2022
Running time: 3 hours 10 minutes (including two intervals)
Age recommendation: TBC