Following sold out seasons on the West End and Broadway, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild present the South Australian premiere of Jez Butterworth’s Tony and Olivier award winning Jerusalem from August 3-17 at the Little Theatre.
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 this local charismatic hell-raiser has other plans. At his ramshackle caravan kingdom, the Lord of Misrule, an 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. He fights against the hypocrisy of modern suburban life, inciting his own special brew of anarchy as he embodies the spirit of legendary giants of myth.
Jerusalem is directed by Nick Fagan with lighting design by Scott Cleggett.
The cast features Brant Eustice, Robert Bell, Adrian Barnes, Peter Davies, Georgia Stockham, Eloise Quinn-Valentine, Benjamin Quirk, Oliver Reschke, Ashley Penny, Harper Robb, Alan Fitzpatrick, Allison Scharber, Curtis Shipley and Jonanthan Pole.
When: Saturday 3 August 7:30pm Sunday 4 August 4:00pm (matinee) Wednesday to Saturday 7-10 & 14-17 August 7:30pm
Venue: Little Theatre – The Cloisters (Off Victoria Drive), University of Adelaide Suitability
Runtime: 180 minutes (including interval)
Cost: Full $22, Concession $18 Group bookings of 10+ at concession rate
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/ZMCO (fee applies) Tickets at the door subject to availability (cash only)
More Info: Web http://www.adelaide.edu.au/theatreguild
(Ages 15+ contains strong language, drug references and adult themes)