Jez Butterworth

Jez Butterworth

Jez Butterworth is one of the UK's leading playwrights. His plays include: Mojo (Royal Court Theatre, London, 1995; West End, 2013); The Night Heron (Royal Court, 2002); The Winterling (Royal Court, 2006); Parlour Song (Atlantic Theater, New York, 2008; Almeida Theatre, London, 2009); Jerusalem (Royal Court, 2009; West End, 2010; New York, 2011); The River (Royal Court, 2012) and The Ferryman (Royal Court and West End, 2017).

Mojo won the George Devine Award, the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild, Critics' Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Most Promising Playwright. Jerusalem won the Best Play Award at the Critics' Circle, Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage.com Awards, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The Ferryman won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play, and the Critics' Circle, Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Play, as well as the 2019 Tony Award for Best Play.

He wrote and directed the film adaptation of Mojo (1998) starring Ian Hart and Harold Pinter, and Birthday Girl (2002) starring Nicole Kidman and Ben Chaplin, and co-wrote and produced Fair Game (2010) starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. In 2007 he was awarded the E.M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Leavings

A short monologue play from the author of Jerusalem.

Published in volume Jez Butterworth Plays: One

    The Naked Eye

    A short monologue play from the author of Jerusalem.

    Published in volume Jez Butterworth Plays: One

      The Clear Road Ahead

      An epic short about rebirth, from the author of Jerusalem and The Ferryman.

      Published in volume Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

        Parlour Song

        A blackly hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the Blues lands in leafy suburbia.

        Jerusalem

        Jez Butterworth's hugely acclaimed, prize-winning play - a comic, contemporary vision of life in England's green and pleasant land.

        The Night Heron

        A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens.

        The Winterling

        A comedy thriller from the author of the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem.

        The River

        A bewitching story from the author of global smash hit Jerusalem.

        Mojo

        The cult hit first seen at the Royal Court, a slick and violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the 1950s. The hit debut play from the author of Jerusalem.

        The Ferryman

        Preparations for the annual harvest on a farm in County Armagh in the 1980s are interrupted by a visitor. Winner of the Evening Standard Theatre Award and Tony Award for Best Play, and the Critics' Circle, Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Play.

        Jez Butterworth Plays: One

        Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.

        Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

        Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

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