Writers: Jez Butterworth


Mojo was Jez Butterworth’s debut play and premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1995. Directed by Ian Rickson and starring Tom Hollander as Baby, with Andy Serkis, and Aidan Gillen, the production won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Two years later, Butterworth wrote the screenplay and directed Mojo for film, with Aidan Gillen moving in to the role of Baby.

The play was revived in the West End in 2013 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, again directed by Ian Rickson. This production starred Ben Whishaw as Baby, along with Rupert Grint (making his stage debut), Brendan Coyle, and Colin Morgan.

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