1st Night Photos: Crook & Rylance in JerusalemDate: 16 July 2009
Comedy partners Frank Skinner and David Baddiel were among the guests at the Royal Court last night (16 July, previews from 10 July) for the premiere of Jez Butterworth's new comedy Jerusalem.
Ian Rickson directs a cast led by former Globe artistic director Mark Rylance and comedy star Mackenzie Crook, making his first return to the venue since his appearance in The Seagull in 2007 (also directed by Rickson).
Crook plays Ginger, friend and partner-in-crime of Johnny Byron (Rylance), who is a wheelchair-bound, caravan-dwelling ex-stuntman and all-round village rogue and modern-day Pied Piper. It’s St George's Day, the morning of the local county fair, and Johnny is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his children want their dad to take them to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.
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Jerusalem is designed by Ultz, with sound by Ian Dickinson and music composed by Stephen Warbeck. The cast also features Jessica Barden, Tom Brooke, Greg Burridge, Lewis Coppen, Alan David, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards, Lenny Harvey, Gerard Horan, Danny Kirrane, Charlotte Mills, Lucy Montgomery, Sarah Moyle, Dan Poole, Harvey Robinson and Barry Sloane.
It continues until 15 August.