'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.
Jez Butterworth's new play is a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land.
His previous plays for the Royal Court include "The Winterling", "The Night Heron" and "Mojo". "The key British theatre work of the last decade." Time Out 2012.
An Instant Modern Classic. A comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land.
BEST PLAY Evening Standard Awards BEST PLAY Critics Circle Awards.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Nick Hern Books
- Publication Date: 09/07/2009
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9781848420502