Mojo is a 1995 play written by English playwright Jez Butterworth that premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London, directed by Ian Rickson.
It is a black comedy set in Soho, a fast-paced gangster plot that tells the story of this particular night club’s culture. Would-be rock ‘n’ roll star Silver Johnny is on the road to fame and fortune during the summer of 1958, but encounters problems with his jealous manager, Ezra, the owner of the Atlantic Club, who is hell-bent on protecting him from the amorous advances of creepy local gangster/entrepreneur Sam Ross. Skinny, a member of Johnny’s group, and one of the club’s pill-popping employees, discovers Ezra sawn in half in separate dustbins, and Ezra’s ambitious associate Mickey announces that Ross intends to take over the Atlantic Club.
In 2013 the play was revived at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End, again directed by Ian Rickson. The cast included Rupert Grint, making his stage debut as Sweets, Ben Whishaw as Baby, Daniel Mays as Potts, Brendan Coyle as Mickey, Colin Morgan as Skinny, and Tom Rhys Harries as Silver Johnny.