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.

Jez 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.

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...