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Jez Butterworth

JEZ BUTTERWORTH

  (1970 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Creative Artists Agency CA  represented by Fred Specktor

I truly believe that it's possible to wake up one morning and write something that changes everything. at any age, at any time, you can write from the imagination.' 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.

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below is a list of Jez Butterworth's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Huge         I Believe In Love         Jerusalem         Leavings         Mojo         Naked Eye, The         Night Heron, The         Parlour Song         River, The         Winterling, The



Huge

Synopsis:
Warren and Clark are a double act, scrubbing around in a kitsch bedsit on the wrong side of fame. they tap away at typewriters, trying to top each other. each has differing notions of "Huge", which they unravel in hallucianatory passages of jarring poetic beauty.
Benjamin Davis, Time Out, London

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written by Jez Butterworth, Ben Miller And Simon Godley

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I Believe In Love

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written by Jez Butterworth And James Harding. Four Short Plays

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem
"My dad said he jumped buses. Horseboxes. Jumped an aqueduct once. He was gonna jump Stonehenge but the council put a stop to it." On St George's Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron, local waster and modern day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. the council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his children want their dad to take them to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land

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performing rights, contact http://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk

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Leavings

Leavings
an old man. Ken, and his dog

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part of the 10 x 20 season

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Mojo

Mojo
Silver Johnny is the new singing sensation, straight out of a low-life Soho clubland bar in 1958. His success could be the big break for two dead-end workers in the bar, if they play their cards right and trust the owner of the place to make a good deal with the local money mogul. Before they can dream what to do with all the money they'll make, the owner turns up dead, Silver Johnny disappears, the second in command takes over the bar and power positions are juggled about. Going through the uppers and downers filched from pocketbooks, and trying to keep a lid on the precocious anger of the dead owner's son, the band of losers figures out the law of the streets and who killed the boss, but not in time to save one of their own, and perhaps their souls.

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Naked Eye, The

Naked Eye, The
Halley's Comet and a small child

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part of the 10 x 20 season

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Night Heron, The

Night Heron, The
the sighting of a rare bird attracts attention to a remote part of the Fens. the visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin, Wattmore, bruised and bleeding, is recording the Old Testament onto cassette. Griffin arrives with fish and chips. Salvation is at hand - a cash prize for winning the university poetry competition, plus the arrival of a potential lodger. Meanwhile, the local townsfolk are stirring. . .

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Parlour Song

Parlour Song
Jez Butterworth takes on domestic paranoia in his inimitably sly and incisive style in Parlour Song, which explores what happens when two ordinary people discover they hate who they have become. Butterworth reveals a world where all is not what it seems, when a demolitions expert suspects his wife is stealing from him
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almeida theatre, London, 26 Mar 2009

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River, The

River, The
On a moonless night in August when the sea trout are ready to run, a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come for the fly-fishing since he was a boy. But she's not the only woman he has brought here - or indeed the last.

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Winterling, The

Winterling, The
"I like London. I like pavements. I like to walk out the door and not sink up to my tits in primordial sludge. I don't like trenchfoot. I don't like sheep. I don't like the country. It's covered in shit."
West waits in a burnt-out farmhouse, on Dartmoor, in the depths of winter, for two associates from the city. the wine has been poured and the revolver loaded. But who is waiting upstairs?

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Comedy Thriller Thriller

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