Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.
Jez Butterworth burst onto the theatre scene aged twenty-five with Mojo, ‘one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years’ (Time Out). This first volume of his Collected Plays contains that play plus the three that followed, as well as two short one-person pieces published here for the first time – everything in fact that precedes Jerusalem, ‘unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century’ (Guardian).
Plays One includes: Mojo, The Night Heron, The Winterling, Leavings (previously unpublished), Parlour Song and The Naked Eye (previously unpublished).
Introducing the plays is an interview with Jez Butterworth specially conducted for this volume.
Jez Butterworth's playwriting debut, Mojo, was staged at the Royal Court in 1995, and was acclaimed as 'one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years' (Time Out). Since then his plays have been premiered at the Royal Court, at the Almeida Theatre and at the Atlantic Theater in New York. Jerusalem ran for two hit seasons in the West End, as well as on Broadway. His films include Birthday Girl, Fair Game and an adaptation of Mojo.