Jerusalem 13th June, Kentisbeare

Praise for Jez Butterworth’s JERUSALEM: 

“A wonderful, rollicking, dark comedy about contemporary life in rural England” FINANCIAL TIMES 

“Unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century” THE GUARDIAN 

“A bold, ebullient and often hilarious State-of England or (almost) State-of-Olde-England play” DAILY TELEGRAPH

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On the morning of the local country fair, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, local waster and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the fair, a father wants to give him a serious kicking, and a motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. 

JERUSALEM premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 2009 and became the Evening Standard’s Best Play of the Year. It is an epic and heroic play about our great British need for a connection with the landscape and our roots. In part a lament about the erosion of country life and in part a rebuff to the antiseptic modern world, JERUSALEM charts the chaotic and hilarious events over the 24 hours of a local mid-summer festival. 

Our New Jerusalem project takes this indoor play and plants it outside, working with local promoters throughout the Westcountry to create a series of mini Midsummer festivals with the play at its centre. Each event will be unique, created in collaboration with the communities we're travelling to. Expect live music from local bands together with anything from morris dancers to sideshows, hot food to cold local cider. It's a chance to socialise through the evening and into the night, with a fantastic play at the heart of it all. This is an outdoor event with no formal seating so please bring blankets, cushions and picnic mats. Food and drink will be available to purchase at all events. No glass permitted on site. Age 14yrs+


Contains strong language. In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will be offered tickets to an alternative venue during the tour. No refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation. Full Terms and Conditions are available when booking online or from the box office/local outlets.

© Alan Boxer 2020