Jez Butterworth wrote Jerusalem, a melancholic yet humorous play published during by Nick Hern Books. This play’s setting and story plot are rooted in an. Jerusalem has ratings and 67 reviews. Manny said: Notgettingenough and I went to this critically acclaimed play a couple of nights ago at the West. Walking past a copse with an abandoned caravan on a particularly derelict stretch of the Norfolk coast this summer, a friend commented: “How.

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I mean, I studied this and it’s as I remember it when I studied it. Just because Rooster Byron is a drunk who’s banned from every pub in town and supplies the local kids with illegal substances while telling them preposterous lies butterdorth getting a few of the prettier girls pregnant, it hadn’t crossed my mind that he might also be Jesus.

It’s bus stop-drinking, wet sponge-throwing, new estates, over-zealous district councils; but also those deep, dark leaves that canopy the stage, the rich earth on Rylance’s hands, the faint scent of woodsmoke and mulch that drifts across the theatre. Flintock, Wiltshire, EnglandUnited Kingdom. Why is he able to spread a mysterious joy and peace to so many people? Part parable, part social commentary, part updated Shakespearean tragi-comedy, it’s a mish-mash of perfectly organised chaos.

Why I love Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem

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Troy Whitworth — local thug, the same age as Ginger; his stepdaughter, whom it is strongly implied he sexually abuses, goes missing in the play; he badly beats Johnny up at the end of the play. Buutterworth one scene in the Broadway production, Mark Rylance is wearing an aviator’s leather cap and goggles. I can’t even imagine what it must be like to watch this play live- just reading it had me both laughing and shivering.


And whatever the message, it’s definitely worth seeing. Characters Johnny “Rooster” Byron. A gorgeous play full of its locality.

‘JERUSALEM’ by Jez Butterworth by Karen K on Prezi

Had I not just read Butterworth’s most recent play, ‘The Ferryman’, I might have been tempted to rate this a full 5; however, it does not QUITE reach the heights of that masterpiece, and I had a wee mite of difficulty with some of the lingo and references here that made it a butterworyh go at times. Jul 18, Pedication rated it it was ok. Jun 05, David Smith rated it it was amazing. I would have loved to have seen Mark Rylance in this play–as all reviews indicated, I’m sure he was amazing.

A wonderful piece of work, eccentric, funny and sharply barbed. Feb 15, Oryx rated it liked it.

People who like unusual takes on religion. The local authorities want to evict buttrworth, his son wants to spend the day with him, the town thug wants to teach him a lesson, and his ragtag group of friends want to party with him.

In another, an old military helmet. In fact what I love about Jerusalem is everything I love about the English language; its wealth and its wildness, its illogicality, the strange, rousing music of our sentences.

And then of course there’s the title. I can hear the accents and know the stories of the carnival.

Jerusalem (play) – Wikipedia

In January it transferred to the Apollo Theatre ; it played on Broadway in jerusalen summer btuterworth And for all the outlandishness of his tales, there lingers the unshakeable, unsettling feeling that maybe it isn’t all bombast and bluster. Live Give a Sneak Peek of the Show. Mostly male cast Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult, child characters.


The non-Equity tour of the Tony-winning musical kicks off in Kentucky. Maybe I’ll just have to track down a video or something. Eliot’s poem I hate, but I remember being at school and getting to the end of ‘The Wasteland’ and there being notes, and thinking, ‘Oh, God!

Jun 03, Lew Watts rated it it was amazing. I love this play. Butgerworth fields of ghosts who walk these green plains still. Refresh and try again. I wish I’d seen this on the stage with the legendary Mark Rylance in the role of Rooster.

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. There are many things that make this production magnificent: Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Rylance described Jerusalem as “satisfying a hunger in audiences for wildness and defiance. Jan 4 – Jan This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members.

Sep 04, Mollie Bruce rated it it was ok. There was certainly a lot of camouflage. Rooster hosts parties that last for days, spinning tales and dulling out drugs to the local teenagers who haunt his half-enchanted forest.