University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The Little Theatre
Written By: Jez Butterworth
Directed By: Nick Fagan
''This day we draw a line in the chalk, and push back against the bastard pitiless busybody council, and drive them from this place for ever''
It’s St George’s Day, the day of the Flintock Fair and the day officials from Kennet and Avon Council arrive to evict Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron for good. But the local charismatic hell-raiser has other plans.
At his ramshackle caravan kingdom, the Lord of Misrule ex stunt driving Romany entertains his band of ‘undesirable’ scallywags with outlandish tales, unbelievable antics and an ample supply of booze and drugs. Infamous for holding the most riotous parties this side of the Wiltshire border, Johnny is a hero to many but a villain to others. Pursued by the authorities, threatened by the local thug and reprimanded by his ex, Johnny is not a man to be beaten down.
Johnny fights against the hypocrisy of modern suburban life, inciting his own special brew of anarchy, as he embodies the spirit of England’s legendary giants of myth. A raucous, earthy and ebullient yarn, Jerusalem paints a rebellious alternative vision of England’s green and pleasant land.
'Jerusalem' premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2009, transferred to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in 2010, and played on Broadway in 2011. It won the Evening Standard Best Play Award and the Critics Circle and Whatsonstage.com awards for Best New Play.
“Unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century – The Guardian
Warning: Contains strong language, drug references and adult themes.
An Amateur Production by arrangement with Dominie Drama on behalf of Nick Hern Books.
Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hours
Suitable for ages: School year 10 upwards
Saturday 3 August 2019, 7.30pm
Sunday 4 August 2019, 4pm
Wednesday 7 August 2019, 7.30pm
Thursday 8 August 2019, 7.30pm
Friday 9 August 2019, 7.30pm
Saturday 10 August 2019, 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 August 2019, 7.30pm
Thursday 15 August 2019, 7.30pm
Friday 16 August 2019, 7.30pm
Saturday 17 August 2019, 7.30pm
Little Theatre, The Cloisters (Gate 10,off Victoria Drive), University of Adelaide
Tickets on the door, subject to availability
$22 Full, $18 Concession
Groups of 10+ at Concession Rate
Please allow extra time for parking when there is an event at Adelaide Oval.