School Play - Jerusalem
16/17/18 November at 7pm
This term’s production is Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth. Jerusalem has been described by The Guardian, The Telegraph and WhatsonStage.com as the best pay of the 21st century.
It tells of a modern, mythic English hero: Johnny “Rooster” Byron. During the course of the evening, Johnny tells tales, gets drunk, dodges the authorities, and both charms and infuriates all that he meets. The play opens on St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, and we discover that Johnny Byron is both the most and least popular man in town. The local authorities want to evict him, his son wants to be taken to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply of alcohol.
Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for all students, available from the drama department or at caldayshop.co.uk. There is very strong language in the play and references to drugs so Jerusalem is not suitable for students under 14.
“…refreshing, humane, touching and wickedly funny…” Evening Standard