Apollo Theatre, London
Apollo Theatre, London
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Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook reprise their roles in Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre in the West End in 2022. Jerusalem tickets are on sale soon.

Jerusalem is a play by Jez Butterworth, set in Wiltshire, England on St. George’s Day. The lead character of the comedy, Johnny "Rooster" Byron, is a wanted man, often referred to as a modern day Pied Piper. Everyone wants something from him: His mates want to get their hands on his ample supply of alcohol and drugs, his son wants him to take him to the local community fair, Troy Whitworth wants to beat him up, and the council officials are looking to give him an eviction notice. So how does Rooster handle it all?

The play first opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2009, where Rylance and Crook first starred as Rooster and Ginger, respectively. In January 2010 it transferred to the Apollo Theatre, and in summer 2011, it played on Broadway. The play has been described as the greatest British play of the century and one of the best plays of all time in publications such as The Independent and What's On Stage.

Tickets to Jerusalem in London will be available soon.


Previews from |
16th April 2022
Opening date |
28th April 2022
Closes |
6th August 2022
Categories |
Mackenzie Crook
Mackenzie Crook
as Ginger

16 Apr 2022 to 6 Aug 2022

Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
as Johnny 'Rooster Byron'

16 Apr 2022 to 6 Aug 2022

Jez Butterworth
Ian Rickson
Songs by:
Stephen Warbeck
Mimi Jordan Sherin
Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Cast list:
Mark Rylance, Mackenzie Crook

Apollo Theatre Venue Information

Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of Jerusalem


I've never been a great fan of actor Mark Rylance. The reasons are lost in the depths of time to the extent that I no longer remember what started it off in the first place. However, having seen him in 'Jerusalem', I have to say that the slate is now wiped clean and based on this performance, Rylance should be heading for awards along with playwright Jez Butterworth whose hilarious, yet deeply meaningful play has all the hallmarks of a modern classic. Read more

Genre: ComedyOpened 15 July 2009Written: By Jez ButterworthDirected:Ian RicksonCast: Mark Rylance (Johnny), Mackenzie Crook (Ginger)Synopsis: 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... Read more

Latest Jerusalem News & Features

Photo credit: Mark Rylance (Photo by Simon Annand)
Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook to star in ‘Jerusalem’ West End revival
Thursday, 29 July, 2021, 10:34
Following the teased news that a West End revival of Jerusalem was in the works, further details on Jerusalem have been confirmed. Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem will return to the West End, playing at the Apollo Theatre from 16 April - 6 Aug. 2022. Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook will reprise their roles as Johnny “Rooster” Byron and Ginger respectively. Rylance and Crook both starred in Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre a decade ago, which was nominated for best new play at...
Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem to return to London in 2021 with Mark Rylance
Thursday, 23 April, 2020, 15:23
UPDATE: Jerusalem starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook will open at the Apollo Theatre in April 2022. Find out more about Jerusalem in London here. Sonia Friedman has used social media to tease that Jez Butterworth’s play Jerusalem is set to return to London next year. Directed by Ian Rickson, the play premiered at the Royal Court in 2009, and starred Mark Rylance as Johnny "Rooster" Byron, a wanted man who is being searched for by the council...
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