Jerusalem Tickets

Jerusalem Tickets

Mark Rylance returns to his iconic role in Jez Butterworth's masterpiece.
Jerusalem Tickets
Jerusalem Tickets

About Jerusalem

“English rebellions by their very nature are generally bloodthirsty affairs.”

Hear ye, hear ye: Johnny “Rooster” Byron is back in town. Widely heralded as ‘the 21st CENTURY’S BEST PLAY’ (Guardian), Jez Butterworth’s legendary classic will explode once again into the West End with its original creative team, led by director Ian Rickson, a decade after its last record-breaking, sell-out run. Mark Rylance revives ‘ONE OF THE GREATEST STAGE PERFORMANCES EVER WITNESSED’ (Telegraph) as “Rooster” Byron, alongside the ‘SUPERB’ (Time Out) Mackenzie Crook as his loyal sidekick Ginger, in this extraordinary lament for a lost England.

On St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron is a wanted man. The Council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his dad to take him to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to wreak his revenge and a motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.

JERUSALEM returns to its West End home, The Apollo Theatre, for a strictly limited 16-week run from 16 April 2022, following its original record-breaking, critically-acclaimed runs at the Royal Court Theatre, Apollo Theatre and Broadway’s Music Box Theater. “Come, you giants!”

Run time

3 hrs (including interval)

Start date

16th April, 2022

End date

7th August, 2022



Recommended ages 14+

38 Reviews



120 Reviews | 14 Followers
Great acting, Edgy, Funny, Dated, Cliched

See it if you are willing to overlook dated and imperfect text for the benefit of seeing an amazing one-of-a-kind performance from Mark Rylance.

Don’t see it if you are easily offended by political incorrectness.

Alex Room

Alex Room

228 Reviews | 42 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love classic driving shows

Don’t see it if you wanna be sat in a theatre for 3hrs



558 Reviews | 136 Followers
Acting tour-de-force, Theatrical masterpiece, Unforgettable

See it if you can't miss the best British play of the 21st century, with a life-changing performance by the force of nature that is Mark Rylance.

Don’t see it if under no circumstances should this theatrical event be missed. Yes, it is long, but the play grows and deepens, ending on a memorable climax



22 Reviews | 5 Followers
Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a powerful play exploring nationalism and the notion of "home". Mark Rylance & Jack Riddiford give masterful performances.

Don’t see it if You don't like strong language, crass discussions or long shows (didn't get out of the theatre until 11pm!)

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Jerusalem cast and creative team

By: Jez Butterworth
Songs by: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Ian Rickson
Cast list: Mark Rylance, Mackenzie Crook, Kemi Awoderu, Alan David, Shane David-Joseph, Gerard Horan, Ed Kear, Charlotte O’Leary, Indra Ové, Jack Riddiford, Barry Sloane, Niky Wardley, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Kobe Champion-Norville, Jesse Manzi, Matteo Philbert, Abigail Green, Amanda Gordon, Callum Sheridan-Lee, Greg Snowden and Anthony Taylor
Design: Ultz
Lighting: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph


31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (2mins)
Directions from tube: The Apollo Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station.

More information about Jerusalem

The Rooster returns to London. Jez Butterworth’s heralded play Jerusalem returns to the West End with its original stars, Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, and in its original staging by director Ian Rickson. Set an alert for Jerusalem tickets in London on TodayTix.

Johnny “Rooster” Byron (Mark Rylance) lives in a caravan in the woods. Council officials are trying to serve him an eviction notice, but never seem to find him home. Nor does his young son, who wants Roster to join him at the county fair. Or Troy Whitworth, who is after revenge. Rooster has evaded them all for as long as he can, but his time may finally be up.

Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem play was greeted with universal acclaim upon its premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in 2009. Time Out described it as “a state-of-the-nation play which is a pastoral comedy” and “an edgy piece of new writing,” while The Guardian declared that “the triumph belongs to Rylance for perfectly embodying Butterworth's vision of a vanished demonic magic.”

Jerusalem transferred to the Apollo Theatre on the West End in 2010 and then to the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in 2011, before finally returning to the West End for a second run following its New York success. Now this enduring and beloved work is back on the West End once again.

Set an alert for Jerusalem tickets in London on TodayTix.

What to Watch For

  • Mark Rylance won both the Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his work in Jerusalem as Rooster.
  • Returning co-star Mackenzie Crook received Olivier and Tony nominations for his performance as Ginger.
  • The Jerusalem West End run returns to the same theatre where it played twice in 2010 and 2011, the Apollo.
  • Jerusalem is often considered to be one of the best plays of all time. In 2019, The Independent described Jerusalem as “the greatest British play of the century.”
  • Jez Butterworth was most recently represented on the West End with his hit play The Ferryman, which played the Gielgud Theatre in 2017.


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