West End Revival of Jerusalem with Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook Opens April 28 | Playbill

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International News West End Revival of Jerusalem with Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook Opens April 28

The two reprise their roles in the Jez Butterworth play about wanted man Johnny "Rooster" Byron.


The limited engagement revival of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem at the West End's Apollo Theatre officially opens April 28 after beginning April 16. The run is set through August 7.

Starring in the West End return are Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, reprising their roles of Johnny "Rooster" Byron and Ginger, respectively. The cast also features Kemi Awoderu as Pea, Alan David as The 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.

Mark Rylance in Jerusalem Simon Annand

Sharing the role of Marky are Kobe Champion-Norville, Jesse Manzi, and Matteo Philbert while Abigail Green, Amanda Gordon, Callum Sheridan-Lee, Greg Snowden, and Anthony Taylor serve as understudies.

Jerusalem follows Johnny Byron, a wanted man, as he deals with the officials who want to evict him, his son who wants to go to the fair with him, Troy Whitworth who wants revenge, and a crew of mates who wants his supply of drugs and alcohol on the morning the local fair kicks off to celebrate St. George's Day.

Ian Rickson directs the production which features the return of the show's original creative team, 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.

Butterworth's play originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2009 and returns to the West End after sold-out runs at the Royal Court and Apollo Theatres 2009-2011, and Broadway's Music Box Theater in 2011.

For tickets and more information, visit JerusalemThePlay.co.uk.


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