Character:

Mickey

Playwright: 
Jez Butterworth

Director: 
Ian Rickson

Venue: 
Harold Pinter Theatre

Additional Cast:

Rupert Grint, Tom Rhys Harries, Daniel Mays, Colin Morgan, Ben Whishaw

Status:
Completed play. Previews began 26 October 2013, opened 13 November 2013.  Original closing date extended two weeks from 25 January 2014 to 8 February 2014

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"A star-studded production of Jez Butterworth's breakthrough play confirms its status as a contemporary classic"

By Demetrios Matheoutheartsdesk


How wonderful, then, to see Mojo where it belongs, on stage, with its original director again at the helm and a killer cast that relishes the material...

"Harry Potter star Rupert Grint makes his stage debut in crime drama Mojo"

By Ben DowellRadio Times


Ron Weasley! On stage! Playing a potty-mouthed drug dealer alongside Downton Abbey's Bates, Q from Skyfall and Merlin from...Merlin...

"Jez Butterworth's Mojo returns in style"

By Susannah ClappThe Guardian


Before Jerusalem (2009) there was Mojo (1995). Before rural decay there was urban attack. Jez Butterworth's two big successes, fuelled by an exceptionally fruitful and enduring partnership with his director, Ian Rickson...

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"This revival of Jez Butterworth's play – a tale of rock'n'roll rivalry in gangland Soho – packs plenty of punch"

By Michael Billington/ The Guardian


Jez Butterworth's first play burst on the scene like a fireball in 1995, and it's fascinating to see it revived now in a superlatively acted production by Ian Rickson...

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"Ian Rickson's all-star revival of Jez Butterworth's 1995 play hits all the right notes"

By / Whats On Stage


The original team of director Ian Rickson and designer Ultz have sure got their mojo working once more. Their scintillating revival of Butterworth's 1995 debut play Mojo is as good as new in its dream-like evocation of small-time Soho mobsters tearing each other to shreds in a Dean Street nightclub...

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"Mojo, Harold Pinter Theatre, review"

By The Telegraph


Back in 1995, Jez Butterworth’s Mojo exploded onto the stage of the Royal Court like a hand grenade. It was wickedly funny, incredibly dark and made you laugh and shiver at the same time. In my excited first-night review I wrote that everyone in the audience knew that they had been in at the birth of something special... 

Mojo is a stage play set in Soho, London in July 1958. It explores the sleazy underworld and power games of London’s most infamous district.


Act one takes place upstairs at Ezra's Atlantic on Dean Street, Soho.  Act two takes place downstairs in the club, around 6:00 PM the same day.


  • This is the first major revival of the play, which initially opened at the Royal Court Downstairs on 14 July 1995, prior to a run at West End's Duke of York's in 1996.


  • Ian Rickson also directed the original 1995 production at the Royal Court.


  • On Mojo's first run, it won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, and Jez Butterworth won both the Evening Standard and George Devine Awards for Most Promising Playwright.


  • This production was nominated for a Who's On Stage Award for Best Play Revival.

Mojo (2013)