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); The Ferryman (Royal Court and West End, 2017) and The Hills of California (West End, 2024).

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 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.

His screenwriting credits include Fair Game (2010), Get On Up (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Black Mass (2015), Spectre (2015), Ford v Ferrari (2019), and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023).

For TV, he created and wrote the comedy series Mammals for Amazon Studios, and created the historical fantasy drama Britannia for Sky and Amazon Prime.

In 2007, he won the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2019 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

A blackly hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the Blues lands in leafy s...
Jez Butterworth's hugely acclaimed, prize-winning play - a comic, contemporary vision of life in England's green and...
A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens.
A comedy thriller from the author of the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem.
A short monologue play from the author of Jerusalem.
A short monologue play from the author of Jerusalem.
A bewitching story from the author of global smash hit Jerusalem.
The cult hit first seen at the Royal Court, a slick and violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the 1950s. T...
Preparations for the annual harvest on a farm in County Armagh in the 1980s are interrupted by a visitor. Winner of t...
The Webb Sisters are returning to their mother's run-down guest house in Blackpool, in a play by the author of Je...