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Theatre

It's no Jerusalem: Jez Butterworth's Hills of California, at Harold Pinter Theatre, reviewed

17 February 2024

9:00 AM

17 February 2024

9:00 AM

The Hills of California

Harold Pinter Theatre, until 15 June

Wilko

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, until 24 February

Fifteen years after penning his mega-hit Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth has knocked out a new drama. The slightly baffling title, The Hills of California, refers to a hit by Johnny Mercer (the US songwriter not the MP for Plymouth) and it suggests American themes and locations. But the show is set in a knackered old Blackpool boarding house in the 1970s, where three sisters are waiting for their elderly mum to croak.

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