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Jerusalem at Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide

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"Happy St George's Day. Now kiss my beggar arse, you Puritans!"

Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth's award-winning play will be performed by The Theatre Guild at Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide from Saturday 3 August until 17 August 2019. For more details see WHEN below.

The premiere performance of Jerusalem at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2009 received rave reviews. In 2010 it played in the West End and in 2011 played on Broadway and received very positive reviews.

The Guardian review: "Unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century."


Robert Bell and Adrian Barnes Photo courtesy of UATG.


Jerusalem is the hilarious and tragic depiction of life on St George's Day in an English country community fair. Johnny "Rooster" Byron is a modern-day Pied Piper who is a wanted man. He is wanted by the local council to be served an eviction notice. His mates, a motley bunch indeed, are after his copious supply of drugs and booze, while his son just wants him to take him to the fair.

Benjamin Quirk, Oliver Reschke, Robert Bell and Peter Davies. Photo courtesy of UATG


The infamous hell-raiser "Rooster" lives in his ramshackle caravan where he conducts riotous parties, entertains his undesirable mates with his outlandish yarns, incredible antics fueled with his abundant supply of booze and drugs. To many Rooster is their hero, while to others he is simply a villain.

Peter Davies and Benjamin Quirk. Photo courtesy of UATG


Rooster incites a special concoction of anarchy as well as a rebellious alternative view of England's lush green and pleasant country lifestyle. The community depicted in the play is based on Pewsey while the fair is modelled on Pewsey's annual carnival fortnight.


Alan Fitzpatrick, Brant Eustice, Benjamin Quirk, Harper Robb and Oliver Reschke. Photo courtesy of UATG.


Directed by Nick Fagan

Features Brant Eustice as Johnny "Rooster" Byron with Adrian Barnes, Robert Bell, Peter Davies, Alan Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Pole, Ashley Penny, Benjamin Quirk, Eloise Quinn-Valentine, Oliver Reschke, Harper Robb, Allison Scharber, Curtis Shipley and Georgia Stockham


Warning: Contains strong language, drug references and adult themes.

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Why? An entertaining adults only play that has been praised as one of the best dramas of the 20th Century.
When: Sat 3, Wed-Sat 7-10 & 14-17 August 2019 at 7.30pm and Sun 4 August 2019 at 4pm
Phone: 8313 5999 or email theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au
Where: The Theatre Guild, Little Theatre - The Cloisters, University of Adelaide. - After hours parking available in the University grounds. Please allow extra time for parking on nights when there is an event at Adelaide Oval.
Cost: TICKET PRICES: $22 Full / $18 Concession Online: www.trybooking.com/ZMCO (fee applies) Tickets at the door subject to availability Group Bookings: 10 at concession rate Please allow extra time for parking on nights when there is an event at Adela
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