NVAP screening of Jerusalem

This free screening is a part of the weekend programme: Re:Play – Celebrating 30 Years of the National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP)

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Join us for a free screening of Jerusalem, written by Jez Butterworth. This production was directed by Ian Rickson, and recorded live by the V&A at the Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs), August 2009.

Hailed as the ‘greatest play of the 21st century’, it follows Johnny "Rooster" Byron (Mark Rylance) who is to be evicted from his caravan on St Georges Day, where he is living on the liminal, wild edges of society. The screening will include 2 intervals, each 10 minutes. Act 1 is 52 minutes long, Act 2 is 60 minutes long, Act 3 is 50 minutes long. All screenings are drop in and are on a first come, first served basis.
Please be advised, screenings may contain explicit language and content. Our full list of NVAP recordings can be found on the Archives page.

Established in 1992, through an agreement with the Federation of Entertainment Unions, NVAP was the first project of its kind in the UK. The archive now holds over 450 high-quality archival multi-camera recordings of live performance in Britain and continues to record and preserve productions for the national collection. The archive, launched with Richard Eyre’s production of Richard III starring Ian McKellen (National Theatre, 1992), features a vast range of stage performances with work by notable playwrights, directors, set designers, lighting designers and actors. It is an invaluable research tool to view and learn about significant British productions and captures and preserves moments of ephemeral performance history that otherwise would be lost. When V&A East opens in 2024 all the recordings will be available for the public to view in a brand-new facility.

Background image: 'Jerusalem', Graham Brandon © Victoria and Albert Museum, London