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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (June 25-July 1)

Jasper Britton as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in rehearsals for Jerusalem at the Watermill Theatre. Photo: Philip Tull Jasper Britton as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in rehearsals for Jerusalem at the Watermill Theatre. Photo: Philip Tull
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Jerusalem – Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Jasper Britton has been cast as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, the role famously and memorably played by Mark Rylance in the West End, in the first major revival of Jez Butterworth’s play. It opens at the Watermill on June 25.

Incoming Festival – New Diorama, London, and Home, Manchester

This year the 10-day festival of performances by emerging theatre companies from across the UK will be partnering with Home in Manchester to present work in both cities. The line-up includes work by Malaprop Theatre, Barrel Organ and Argonaut. It’s at the New Diorama from June 25 to July 4 and Home from June 29 to July 8.

Fun Home – Young Vic, London

The hotly anticipated Young Vic production of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Tony-winning musical based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel boasts a cast including Kaisa Hammarlund and Jenna Russell. It opens on June 27.

One for Sorrow – Royal Court, London

Cordelia Lynn’s previous plays include the tense, unsettling Lela and Co. Her new play One For Sorrow is directed by James Macdonald and opens at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs on June 27.

Playwright Cordelia Lynn: ‘It’s amazing to see my text being turned into living theatre’

Jellyfish – Bush Theatre, London

Ben Weatherill’s new play is a coming of age story about growing up with Down’s Syndrome in a seaside town and features Sarah Gordy. Tim Hoare’s production opens at the Bush Theatre on June 29.

Cast member Sarah Gordy. Photo: Samuel Taylor
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