Jez Butterworth

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The week in TV: The Crown; The English; Mammals; I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
The Crown returns with terrible timing and a great cast squandered; James Corden is the weak link in Jez Butterworth’s pitch-black comedy drama; and there’s a new snake in the jungle…

Barbara Ellen

13, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Mammals review – James Corden is a loutish manbaby in this lame, risible drama
Superstar playwright Jez Butterworth makes a rare foray into TV – and casts a shouty Corden as a husband you may not be very surprised has been cuckolded

Lucy Mangan

11, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I think I can improve greatly’: James Corden on inadequacy, nerves and his return to TV acting
The chatshow host’s new Amazon show Mammals sees him team up with revered playwright Jez Butterworth for a knockout turn as a grumpy chef. The pair explain how their brilliant new show is like ‘a duet’

Ryan Gilbey

28, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I threw my arms around Beckett!’ – electrifying first nights, by Ciarán Hinds, Eileen Atkins and more
The author of a new book about the greatest openings in theatre history asks stars of stage to recall their most thrilling first nights – and the occasional disasters that befell them

Interviews by Dominic Dromgoole

26, Oct, 2022 @2:59 PM

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Will mass trespasses make the government reconsider burying its land reform plan? | Tim Adams
As the government suppresses its own report, groups are gearing up to fight for better access to the English countryside

Tim Adams

07, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Jerusalem; The Corn Is Green; Marys Seacole
Spellbinding Mark Rylance returns as the anarchic Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron; Nicola Walker hits the mark in Dominic Cooke’s brilliant Emlyn Williams revival; and in praise of Mary Seacole

Susannah Clapp

01, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Jerusalem is back, and channelling England’s rough magic once again | Charlotte Higgins
Jez Butterworth’s revived play taps directly into an ancient seam of anarchic, Puckish energy, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Jerusalem review – Mark Rylance’s riveting return as ‘Rooster’ Byron
Problematic gags limit the power of Jez Butterworth’s layered drama about myths and Englishness but the lead performance still astonishes

Arifa Akbar

29, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Mark Rylance calls out Tory arts cuts in new Jerusalem programme
The actor, who is reprising his role in Jez Butterworth’s celebrated play, points out that leading politicians’ school Eton has extensive theatre facilities

Chris Wiegand

29, Apr, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Is Jerusalem the play of the century? Top playwrights give their verdicts
As Mark Rylance returns to the West End stage as the rambunctious Rooster in Jez Butterworth’s shaggy state-of-the-nation play, six writers consider its power and legacy

Interviews by Andrew Dickson

04, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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They have agents, do auditions and can still steal a scene after filling their nappies – meet the baby actors
Rafael, star of The Ferryman, has been paying taxes since the age of one, while Adiya received glowing reviews for her Lyra in The Book of Dust. Say coochy-coo to the babies treading the boards

Amelia Tait

24, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mark Rylance: ‘Theatre is a thousand times more enjoyable than film’
The actor made a mere six movies in lockdown but it’s his own play and his return as ‘Rooster Byron’ in Jerusalem that is getting him really excited

Charlotte Higgins

08, Jan, 2022 @9:45 AM

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