Jerusalem announces complete cast
Jerusalem: 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.
The production opened at the Royal Court to excellent reviews: "A wonderful, rollicking, dark comedy about contemporary life in rural England...the whole play is carried along by [Mark] Rylance’s excellent, enigmatic Rooster." (Financial Times); "Perfectly judged production... the triumph belongs to Rylance for perfectly embodying Butterworth's vision of a vanished demonic magic." (Guardian); "Rylance’s is an astonishing performance, which confirms that he is one of our finest stage actors." (Evening Standard); "...it is rich, strange and continuously gripping, ... one of the must-see events of the summer." (Telegraph).
Jerusalem’s Olivier Award-winning design is by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. Composer is Stephen Warbeck.
Jerusalem will be produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson and Roger Berlind. Other producers include Bob Bartner/Norman Tulchin, Royal Court Theatre Productions, Broadway Across America, Jon B. Platt, Barry Weissler, 1001 Nights/Stephanie P. McClelland, Dede Harris/Jacki Florin/Adam Blanshay, Carole L. Haber/Rupert Gavin.
Mark Rylance (sat in chair) as Rooster in
Royal Court Production of Jerusalem