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Jerusalem

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Jez Butterworth

Published by Nick Hern Books

9 Male 5 Female

2011 Tony Best Play Nominee
Best Play, 2009 Evening Standard Awards
Best New Play, Critics Circle Awards
Best New Play, Whatsonstage.com Awards

A comic, contemporary vision of life in England's green and pleasant land, from the author of Mojo

On St George's Day, the morning of the local country fair, Johnny 'Rooster' Byron, local waster and Lord of Misrule, is a wanted man

The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the fair, a vengeful father wants to give him a serious kicking, and a motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol

REVIEWS

"Unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century" ~ Guardian

" ... tender, touching, and blessed with both a ribald humour and a haunting sense of the mystery of things ... one of the must-see events of the summer' ~ Telegraph

"Jez Butterworth's gorgeous, expansive new play keeps coming at its audience in unpredictable gusts, rolling from comic to furious, from winsome to bawdy" ~ Observer

" ... storming ... restores one's faith in the power of theatre to make a really beautiful noise and on a scale that is both epic and potentially popular" ~ Independent

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