Editors' note: We list Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth, as it presents a view of life in rural England.
On St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron, played by Mark Rylance, 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.
Jez Butterworth’s new play is a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land.
Jerusalem transferred to the Apollo Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue and ran there 28 January – 24 April 2010. It transferred to the Music Box Theatre, Broadway, New York in 2011.