Jerusalem confirms transfer to Apollo from 28 Jan

Jerusalem confirms transfer to Apollo from 28 Jan

It has been confirmed that Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, which received terrific notices from the popular press when it received its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre 10 Jul to 22 Aug 2009, will transfer to the West End's Apollo Theatre, opening 10 Feb 2010, following previews from 28 Jan - booking to 24 April 2010.

The production transfers with the same cast including Mark Rylance (Johnny), Mackenzie Crook (Ginger), Jessica Barden, Tom Brooke, Greg Burridge, Lewis Coppen, Alan David, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Lenny Harvey, Gerard Horan, Danny Kirrane, Charlotte Mills, Lucy Montgomery, Sarah Moyle, Dan Poole, Harvey Robinson, Barry Sloane.

Mark Rylance before returning to Jerusalem, will perform in Endgame at the Duchess Theatre from 2 Oct to 5 Dec 2009. His other London stage credits include "Boeing Boeing" at the Comedy in 2007; "Life x3" at the Old Vic in 2001; "True West" at the Donmar in 1994; and many productions for Shakespeare's Globe theatre, when he was Artistic Director (1995 - 2005).

Mackenzie Crook's London stage credits include "The Seagull" at the Royal Court in 2007; "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest" at the Girlgud in 2004 . His screen work includes three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Office" (BBC TV) and "Little Dorrit" (BBC TV).

Jerusalem is directed by Ian Rickson, designed by Ultz, lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin, sound by Ian Dickinson.

It is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Royal Court Theatre 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, 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 of drugs and alcohol.

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