A slick and violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the 1950s. The hit debut play from the author of Jerusalem.
In the seedy gangster underworld of the rock’n’roll scene, club owners fight for control of Johnny Silver, the latest young sensation.
First premiered at the Royal Court in 1995, Jez Butterworth’s play Mojo won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and earned Butterworth the George Devine Award and Evening Standard Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright.
This edition of Mojo was published alongside the play’s 2013 revival in London’s West End.
‘The Royal Court’s most dazzling main-stage debut in years’
‘The verbal menance of Harold Pinter [meets] the physical violence of Quentin Tarantino’
— The Times
‘Mockingly male, highly comic and exhilartingly violent… explosive’
‘A fabulous play… original, vibrant, gloriously entertaining’
— The Arts Desk
‘A hell of a show… witty and claustrophobic’
— Exeunt Magazine
‘Bristles with masculine energy and menace… a confident, ballsy play which explodes its vision of the perils of hopeless, cocksure, violent, seedy criminality with volcanic power’
— The Stage
‘Beckett on speed, savagely funny, in fast forward, with no time to wait for Godot’
Best New Comedy, Olivier Awards
Most Promising Playwright, Evening Standard Awards
Winner of the George Devine Award