Jerusalem Mark Rylance

Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem to return to London in 2021 with Mark Rylance

Will Longman
Will Longman

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 while his son wants to take him to the local fair, local gangsters want to kick his head in, and his mates are after his stash.

Opening to rave reviews, the play transferred to the Apollo Theatre in 2010, and Mark Rylance went on to win the Olivier Award for best actor, followed by the Tony Award for best actor in a play after the production opened on Broadway the following year.

Rylance returned to the role once again in the West End in 2011, but the play has not returned since.

Now, on St George's Day, on which the play is set, Sonia Friedman announced the play, directed by Rickson and starring Rylance, will return in 2021.

A venue, dates and ticketing details are yet to be announced for the revival.

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