Starring: Mark Rylance, Mackenzie Crook
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Theatre: Apollo Theatre
An instant, modern classic. Mark Rylance gives one of the greatest stage performances I have ever witnessed 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. The Independent Refreshing, humane, touching and wickedly funny 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 The Times This play, this production, this performance are sensational Financial Times Jerusalem will surely wind up trailing trophies like pots on a tinkers wagon. And its easy to see why. Daily Mail A riveting hymn to England Daily Express a new play of irrepressibly energy, wonderful wit and wild wonder Sunday Express Spellbinding, exuberant and glowingly atmospheric, it teems with faultess performances, central among them Mark Rylances extraordinary portrayal of Johnny. Youd be mad to miss it. Time Out EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS 2009 & CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2010 WINNER! BEST PLAY AND BEST ACTOR MARK RYLANCE LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS 2010 NOMINATIONS BEST PLAY, BEST ACTOR, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SET DESIGN, BEST SOUND DESIGN
Monday 25th July 2011 Winner: Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2009 Best Play & Best Actor Mark Rylance AN INSTANT MODERN CLASSIC Daily Telegraph THE OLIVIER AND TONY AWARD WINNING HIT A comic, contemporary vision of rural life in our green and pleasant land, Jez Butterworth’s epic new play is wildly original. In part a lament about the erosion of country life and in part a rebuff to the antiseptic modern world, it 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. Recommended age is 15+
Performance Times: NOW CLOSED