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Play Jerusalem By Jez Butterworth, dir Ian Rickson. Royal Court Theatre, 10th July-15th August, Tel: 020 7565 5000, from £10

Jez Butterworth has had an odd career since Mojo made his name at the Royal Court in 1995 and was subsequently filmed with Harold Pinter, Butterworth’s hero, in the cast. The film Birthday Girl (2001), starring Nicole Kidman, which Butterworth wrote and directed, was a sex enslavement thriller that misfired badly, while his latest movie, Fair Game, which he wrote and produced, is shooting with Sean Penn. Just turned 40, Butterworth’s theatre reputation has come into sharper focus this year…

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