The dark side of rock ā€™nā€™ roll is explored in this brutally funny journey through the seedy, amphetamine-fuelled London scene of the 50s.


The Play

'Combines the verbal menace of Harold Pinter and the physical violence of Quentin Tarantino.'
The Sunday Times (UK)

Sydney Theatre Company presents


By Jez Butterworth

Rock 'n' roll 'n' revenge

Jez Butterworth's brutally funny journey through the seedy, amphetamine-fuelled London rock scene of the 1950s follows a gang of would-be power-players who, seduced by the promise of fame and fortune, battle for control of hot teen singing idol, Silver Johnny.

In the hands of director Iain Sinclair (Our Town, Blood WeddingMojo is a tightly-wound thriller which examines with grim humour the dark underside of the halcyon days of rock 'n' roll.

A sensational collision of Tarantino-esque shock and Jacobean revenge, the story starts with the discovery of a jealous nightclub owner's body sawn in half... and then things start to get sticky.

Alternately hilarious and terrifying, and featuring live music, this is the play that won Butterworth an Olivier Award and kickstarted a new wave of British crime genre pieces including Guy Ritchie's popular flick Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels .

Jeremy Davidson, lead vocalist of local blues-rock outfit The Snowdroppers, makes his stage debut as Silver Johnny, surrounded by a testosterone-fuelled cast of snappily-dressed, menacing 50s teddy boys and rockers led by Eamon Farren and Josh McConville.

Duration: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)
Warning : strong language and adult themes

Previews 17, 19-21 May 2014
Season 23 May - 5 Jul 2014

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening $85
Adult $83
Seniors cardholder $73
Concession $63
Preview $69
Under 30 $50

Casual ticket prices
Saturday evening $99
Adult $94
Senior $85
Concession $75
Under 30 $58
Preview $78

Transaction fees may apply

Pre-season Briefing
Mon 12 May 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Pier Group Lunch
Mon 28 Apr 12pm

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 2 Jun 6.30pm

Director Iain Sinclair
Set Designer Pip Runciman
Costume Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Nicholas Rayment
Sound Designer Steve Francis

Jeremy Davidson, Eamon Farren, Lindsay Farris, Alon Ilsar, Paul Kilpinen, Tony Martin, Josh McConville, Ben O'Toole 

Photo Grant Sparkes-Carroll

"It's a frou-frou of filth, cursing and rock 'n' roll, and it's pretty damn delightful." The Thousands

"A well-crafted thriller with real character" Time Out Sydney

"Quite the best I've seen at The Wharf." Stage Whispers

Feature articles and interviews

Sydney Morning Herald: Snowdroppers' Jeremy Davidson finds his real mojo
Daily Review: Jeremy Davidson playlist
Sydney Morning Herald: London beat down
Sydney Morning Herald: How Jez Butterworth got his mojo working
Time Out Sydney: the making of Mojo

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