Jerusalem returns to the West End with Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook on April 16
Rylance and Crook reprise their roles in Jez Butterworth’s play about wanted man Johnny “Rooster” Byron.
Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem begins previews for its limited engagement at the Apollo Theater in London’s West End on April 16. The show will officially open on April 28 and run until August 7.
Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, reprising their roles as Johnny “Rooster” Byron and Ginger respectively, star in the West End comeback. Joining them are Kemi Awoderu as Pea, Alan David as Professor, Shane David-Joseph as Mr. Parsons, Gerard Horan as Wesley, Ed Kear as Davey, Charlotte O’Leary as Tanya, Indra Ové as Dawn, Jack Riddiford as Lee, Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth, Niky Wardley as Linda Fawcett and Eleanor Worthington-Cox as Phaedra.
Sharing the role of Marky are Kobe Champion-Norville, Jesse Manzi and Matteo Philbert. Abigail Green, Amanda Gordon, Callum Sheridan-Lee, Greg Snowden and Anthony Taylor join the production as understudy.
Jerusalem follows wanted man Johnny Byron as he deals with officials who want to deport him, his son who wants to go to the fair with him, Troy Whitworth who wants revenge and a gang of pals who wants his supply of drugs and alcohol in the morning, the local fair kicks off to celebrate St. George’s Day.
The production is directed by Ian Rickson. Its original creative team also returns with the show, including designer ULTZ, lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin, composer Stephen Warlock, sound designer Ian Dickinson for Autograph, and casting director Amy Ball. The production is presented by Sonia Friedman Productions and the Royal Court Theatre.
The show originally premiered at the Royal Court Theater in 2009 and returns to the West End after sold-out tours at the Royal Court and Apollo Theaters 2009-2011, and the Music Box Theater on Broadway in 2011.
For tickets and more information, visit JerusalemThePlay.co.uk.