Mark Rylance to star in revival of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem in 2021

Mark Rylance is to star in a revival of Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play Jerusalem of 2021 to be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Jerusalem revival 2021 Mark Rylance
Jerusalem starring Mark Rylance – 2011 Production.

Sonia Friedman is to mount a revival of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem in 2021. The revival will be under the direction of Ian Rickson with further cast and creative team to be announced.

UPDATE: Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem has been postponed until 2022. Click here for more information.

The revival of Jerusalem is to star award-winning actor Mark Rylance who won the Olivier and Tony Awards when he played Byron in the original production.

On St. George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny “Rooster” Byron, local waster and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants him to take him 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 original production opened at the Jerwood Theatre at the Royal Court in 2009. Rave reviews enabled the production to transferred to the Apollo Theatre, London in January 2010, before transferring to Broadway in Summer 2011.

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