Jerusalem, Featuring Mark Rylance, Will Return to London Following Broadway Run

By Andrew Gans
11 Jul 2011

Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
Photo by Simon Annand

Ian Rickson’s Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, which ends its limited Broadway run in August, will return to London for a 14-week engagement at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier and Tony-wining performance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, directed by Ian Rickson.

Previews will begin Oct. 8 with an official opening Oct. 17. Performances will continue through Jan. 14, 2012.

The 2011 West End cast will also include Mackenzie Crook (Ginger) as well as Max Baker (Wesley), Alan David (The Professor), Aimeé-Ffion Edwards (Phaedra), Johnny Flynn (Lee), Geraldine Hughes (Dawn), Danny Kirrane (Davey), Charlotte Mills (Tanya), Sarah Moyle (Ms. Fawcett) and Harvey Robinson (Mr. Parsons).



Jerusalem, according to press notes, 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."

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.

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. It currently plays Broadway's Music Box Theatre.

For tickets call  0844 412 4658 or 020 7565 5000 or visit www.royalcourttheatre.com.