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Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

A triumphant return of the rooster
— Petra Schofield, Guide2Bath
Don’t miss this – even if you do have to queue all night for a ticket
— Bath Chronicle
Highly reccommended
— International Press
Superb! Visceral and poetic, lusty and bucolic… the set couldn’t be more lifelike and immersive, while Tim Evans’ cocksure, charismatic Rooster could square up to Mark Rylance any day.
— Venue

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England’s mountains green….

Jez Butterworth’s award-winning smash hit arrives in Bath for the first time following sell-out runs at London’s Royal Court Theatre, on Broadway and in the West End.

It’s 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 embattled in the Wessex woodland. Facing eviction from his dilapidated mobile home, plying his friends with drink and drugs, ducking and weaving to avoid outraged neighbours, Rooster has little time to enjoy the annual pageant.

Jez Butterworth’s comic, contemporary vision of life in “England’s green and pleasant land” is compelling theatre. Jerusalem gives voice to the dispossessed and the disaffected in the person of Rooster Byron - a shockingly familiar, modern-day Everyman, played in this production by Next Stage leading actor Tim Evans.

Jerusalem is one of Next Stage’s most ambitious productions yet and will, once again, confirm the company in the vanguard of the movers and shakers in Bath’s theatre world.

“Jerusalem triggers goosebumps” Entertainment Weekly

“Unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty first century” Guardian

WARNING: this play can shock. It contains strong language and themes of an adult nature


Rehearsal Productions:

Later Event: February 9
Dinner with Dickens