Jerusalem (London)
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Jerusalem (London)
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Jerusalem (London) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
9%
Negative
9%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Overrated

About the Show

Mark Rylance leads in this revival of Jez Butterworth's critically acclaimed play.

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Member Reviews (23)

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Nic
403 Reviews | 84 Followers
80
Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you love Mark Rylance. Doesn’t everyone love Mark Rylance? If not, they should. He is brilliant here as expected.

Don't see it if you aren’t into complex, unclear narratives that you’ll have to ask someone else to explain to you. (Or maybe that’s just me…)

343 Reviews | 69 Followers
85
Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you love acting with a capital A.

Don't see it if the runtime is intimidating. Read more

261 Reviews | 46 Followers
96
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 Read more

97 Reviews | 13 Followers
97
Thought-provoking, Epic, Clever, Absorbing

See it if a stunning performance of a play that i've been thinking about for days

Don't see it if it took a while to really sit with me before i began to really understand the enormity of what i had witnessed.

28 Reviews | 3 Followers
85
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love to withness ambitious staging, great acting and stories about real people

Don't see it if You are expecting something with glamour and shine

28 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
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. Read more

18 Reviews | 1 Follower
83
Intense, Great acting, Overrated

See it if you are Mark Rylance fan, into british dark comedy like Little Britain or Transpotting

Don't see it if you do not like actor throwing stuffs (including liquid) to the audience, or if you expect to see a serious drama play

14 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
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!)

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
April 30th, 2022

Mark Rylance lets the old magic flow once again. ‘Jerusalem’ remains fresh and unexpected. In a weird way, its legend contributes to that.
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 30th, 2022

Together, this exemplary ensemble give us a breath-taking portrait of backwater England that roves from the profane to the sublime, a crucial theatrical rite, fit for the ages.
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The London Evening Standard
April 30th, 2022

Does Jerusalem deserve this revival? Unquestionably, yes. You could watch this play, and Rylance’s performance, every night of the too-short run and still find new dimensions to wonder at.
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WhatsOnStage
April 29th, 2022

[Rylance's] performance is such a wonder it's hard to describe. Every nuance is felt; his identification with the character so strong that he simply is. But the strength of the production is the way that the new group of youngsters who surround Rooster. It is quite simply just wondrous.
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London Theatre
May 1st, 2022

Rylance’s titanic performance as the gypsy Rooster really is one for the ages. Wild and whimsical, uproarious and desolate, Butterworth’s play is still a mighty force of irrepressible live theatre.
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The Stage (UK)
April 30th, 2022

Jerusalem is the greatest play and Mark Rylance’s performance the greatest performance of the year. Of the decade. Of the 21st century. For all its interplay of past and present, reality and myth, it’s a phenomenal piece of theatre.
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The Independent (UK)
May 1st, 2022

In this revival ... all the old magic is intact and potent as ever. Perhaps it overly romanticises its drug-peddling hero, but with Rylance in the role, its spell is irresistible.
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The Arts Desk
April 30th, 2022

Mark Rylance is crucial to all this. The rest of Butterworth’s colourfully off-kilter characters, too, are brought to life by a truly impressive cast. The intricate tapestry of Butterworth’s engrossing drama is the fabric that ties together these moments of unforgettable artistry.
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