by Jez ButterworthJerusalem image

7-16 February 2019, performances at 7.30pm

On St George’s Day, the morning of the Flintock Fair, Johnny “Rooster” Byron, local hell-raiser, teller of tall tales and modern day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice on his caravan, his kid wants his dad to take him to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.

Jez Butterworth’s infamous and award-winning play is a comic, contemporary masterpiece of life in our green and pleasant land.

“The play rises as a comic masterpiece from a welter of myth, folklore and country custom ...”
The Henley Standard.
"This is a richly passionate production, both funny and tragic. Don’t miss it!"
The Whitley Pump
"Progress Theatre rose to the challenge and have brought us a formidable production. I’ve already booked to see it again."  ★★★★★ !
The Spy in the Stalls
“Jerusalem deserved the praise. It’s a giant of a play spun from the small details of rural life.”  
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Jerusalem includes strong language and scenes of illegal drug use (marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine) so parental discretion may be required for under-16s. The play is studied in schools and is on the AS/A level syllabus for some boards, for both Drama and English Language and Literature.

Please note that performances of Jerusalem start at 7.30pm (not the usual start time of 7.45pm), with doors opening at 7.00pm. Performances finish around 10.40pm.

Thanks to Kennet Morris Men for their assistance.


  • Phaedra  - Sophie Maybury
  • Ms Fawcett - Chris Moran
  • Mr Parsons - Simon White
  • Johnny 'Rooster' Byron - Matt Tully
  • Ginger Yates - Joseph Morbey
  • Professor - Alison Hill
  • Lee Piper -  Laurence Maguire
  • Davey Dean - Rex Rayner
  • Pea Gibbons - Imogen Pike
  • Tanya Crawley - Natasha Hall
  • Wesley - John Turner
  • Dawn - Steph Gunner-Lucas
  • Marky - Dexter Kingsnorth-Page / Oz Kingsnorth-Page

Directed by John Goodman

Jerusalem photos by Aidan Moran

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.