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

84%
(38 Ratings)
Positive
87%
Mixed
5%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Funny

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (38)

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221 Reviews | 42 Followers
100
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

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
97
Great writing, Epic, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want a brilliant play. Mark Rylance outstanding

Don't see it if You don't like long plays.

122 Reviews | 17 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.

535 Reviews | 137 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

171 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Outstanding performances!, Very funny, Offbeat comedy drama, Enthralling, Modern classic

See it if you want to hear tall tales, see defiance & living an unorthodox life style & avoiding accountability Wonderful!

Don't see it if swearing offends. Contains scenes of violence, substance abuse & under age abuse is implied.

82 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see one of the great British plays

Don't see it if you don't like plays

53 Reviews | 7 Followers
93
Bold, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Mark Rylance gives possibly the best performance I've ever seen on stage. This revival is a pinnacle of British theatre.

Don't see it if The 3 hour length may be too much for some, same with the gut punch of an ending. But two intervals will get you through this masterpiece.

454 Reviews | 83 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

Critic Reviews (8)

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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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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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 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 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 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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