NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem

The production is set to return to the West End, playing at the Apollo Theatre from the 16th April.

Producer Sonia Friedman has announced further casting for the return of Jerusalem to the West End. Joining the previously announced Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, who will reprise their celebrated roles as Johnny “Rooster” Byron and Ginger respectively will be: Kemi Awoderu (Pea), Alan David (The Professor), Shane David-Joseph (Mr Parsons), Gerard Horan (Wesley), Ed Kear (Davey), Charlotte O’Leary (Tanya), Indra Ové (Dawn), Jack Riddiford (Lee), Barry Sloane (Troy Whitworth), Niky Wardley (Linda Fawcett) and Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Phaedra).  Kobe Champion-Norville, Jesse Manzi and Matteo Philbert will share the role of Marky and joining as understudies are Abigail Green, Amanda Gordon, Callum Sheridan-Lee, Greg Snowden and Anthony Taylor. Final casting will be announced soon.

Presented by Sonia Friedman productions and Royal Court Theatre, the production is directed by Ian Rickson and will run at the Apollo Theatre for strictly limited 16 week season.

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.

It has also been announced that forty day seats for each performance will be available for purchase in person at the Apollo Theatre box office on the day of the performance from 10am. Limited to two tickets per person, they will be £10.00 for preview performances and £15.00 post opening. 

The original creative team are returning for this 2022 production including: designer ULTZ, lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin, composer Stephen Warbeck,sound designer Ian Dickinson for Autograph and castingdirector Amy Ball CDG.

Jez Butterworth’s award winning play originally premiered at the Royal Court in 2009, then going onto have record-breaking sold-out runs at t the Apollo Theatres in 2010 and 2011, as well as the Music Box Theater on Broadway in 2011. 

Jerusalem will play at the Apollo Theatre from the 16th April until the 7th August. You can book your tickets here.

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