The Ferryman
Jez Butterworth's record-breaking play The Ferryman must end on 19 May 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, the play premiered at the Royal Court becoming the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history, receiving unanimous critical acclaim.

Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney family prepare for the annual harvest with a day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebration ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.

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★★★★★
"Butterworth has done it again. Miss this and you've missed a marvel"
The Telegraph

★★★★★
"Butterworth and Mendes deliver a shattering tale of passion and violence. All the performances are invested with the same intense detail."
The Guardian

★★★★★
"A shattering feast of intricate storytelling"
Evening Standard

★★★★★
"Directed with detailed humane mastery by Sam Mendes. It has the feel of an unearthed, instant classic"
The Independent

★★★★★
The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times, Time Out, Evening Standard, Independent, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Metro, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, Daily Express

'Play of the year' Time Out

'Miss this and you've missed a marvel' Daily Telegraph

'An instant classic' Independent

'Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes deliver a tale of passion and violence' The Guardian
THE FERRYMAN FINISHES WEST END RUN IN MAY AHEAD OF BROADWAY TRANSFER (13 FEBRUARY 2018)

The final performance of the West End run of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will take place at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 May 2018, prior to its Broadway transfer.

The production won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court and was the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history. Butterworth was recently recognised for Best New Play at the prestigious UK Theatre Critics' Circle Awards and last year received four nominations at the annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, winning three honours for Best Play (Jez Butterworth), Best Director (Sam Mendes) and the Emerging Talent Award (Tom Glynn-Carney).

Due to overwhelming demand, the production extended its run to 19 May 2018 and the current company includes Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess and London Road, National Theatre) in the role of Caitlin Carney, Owen McDonnell (Single-Handed, RTE/ ITV; Paula, BBC) playing Quinn Carney, and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It, BBC; The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Death Of Stalin) as Tom Kettle.

Further new cast members include Stella McCusker as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Siān Thomas as Aunt Pat, Declan Conlon as Muldoon, Dean Ashton as Frank Magennis, Terence Keeley as Diarmaid Corcoran, Sean Delaney as Michael Carney, Francis Mezza as Shane Corcoran, Kevin Creedon as JJ Carney, Laurie Kynaston as Oisin Carney and Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Shena Carney. Catherine McCormack continues in her role as Mary Carney, along with Charles Dale as Father Horrigan, Mark Lambert as Uncle Pat and Glenn Speers as Lawrence Malone. The full company comprises 37 performers: 17 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions will transfer The Ferryman to Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, opening in October 2018.



THE FERRYMAN TRIUMPHS AT LONDON EVENING STANDARD AWARDS (5 DECEMBER 2017)

The winners of the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were announced this weekend at a ceremony at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Three of the nine awards went to the premiere of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, which premiered at the Royal Court and is still running in the West End.

The Ferryman scooped three of the four awards for which it was nominated, with Jez Butterworth honoured for Best Play, Sam Mendes picking up Best Director and Tom Glynn-Carney taking home the Emerging Talent Award. Jez Butterworth's win marks his third Evening Standard Theatre Award, winning Most Promising Playwright in 1995 and Best Play for Jerusalem in 2009.

Andrew Garfield won Best Actor for Angels in America, despite stiff competition from Ink's Bertie Carvel and Hamlet's Andrew Scott. Garfield was the recipient of The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer eleven years ago, in 2006. Garfield reprises his performance in the Broadway transfer in February.

Glenda Jackson was awarded Best Actress for her role in King Lear, triumphing over The Ferryman's Laura Donnelly and Albion's Victoria Hamilton, who were all shortlisted for the award presented in memory of the late Natasha Richardson.

Amber Riley - who performed at last year's ceremony - won the award for Best Musical Performance for her role in Dreamgirls, whilst the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical was presented to Bat Out of Hell - The Musical, which transfers to the West End in April.

Bunny Christie was honoured with the award for Best Design for Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Ink and The Red Barn. Christie previously won Best Design for Baby Doll in 2000.

The Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright was presented to The Octoroon's Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Previous recipients of the award include Tom Stoppard (1967) and Polly Stenham (2007).

The annual awards, marking their 63rd year, were co-hosted by the newspaper's owner, Evgeny Lebedev, American Vogue editor-in-chief, Dame Anna Wintour, star of stage and screen Cate Blanchett and Hamilton creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda. The on-stage host for the evening was Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Among the guests for the evening were Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Glenda Jackson, Andrew Garfield, Jez Butterworth, Amber Riley, Sam Mendes, Tom Glynn-Carney, Dame Shirey Bassey, Keira Knightly, Poppy Delevingne, John Hamm, Laura Carmichael and Dominic West.



NEW CASTING ANNOUNCED AS THE FERRYMAN EXTENDS FOR THE THIRD TIME (28 NOVEMBER 2017)

New cast members for The Ferryman have been announced. Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess and London Road, National Theatre) will play Caitlin Carney, Owen McDonnell (Single-Handed, RTE/ ITV; Paula, BBC) will play Quinn Carney and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It, BBC; The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Death Of Stalin) will play Tom Kettle.

Also joining the company will be Stella McCusker as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Siān Thomas as Aunt Pat, Declan Conlon as Muldoon, Dean Ashton as Frank Magennis, Terence Keeley as Diarmaid Corcoran, Sean Delaney as Michael Carney, Francis Mezza as Shane Corcoran, Kevin Creedon as JJ Carney, Laurie Kynaston as Oisin Carney and Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Shena Carney.

Catherine McCormack will continue in her role as Mary Carney, as will Charles Dale as Father Horrigan, Mark Lambert as Uncle Pat and Glenn Speers as Lawrence Malone. As previously the full company comprises 37 performers: 17 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby. The new company will give its first performance on 8th January 2018.

The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will run at the Gielgud Theatre until 19 May 2018. The production won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court and was the fastest selling show in the theatre's history. This phenomenal success has continued at the Gielgud Theatre where it has been playing to sold-out houses, with early morning queues on Shaftesbury Avenue for day seats.

The play has been nominated for four honours at this year's Evening Standard Awards including Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Actress for Laura Donnelly and the Emerging Talent Award for Tom Glynn-Carney.



THE FERRYMAN, FOLLIES AND INK DOMINATE EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS SHORTLIST (22 NOVEMBER 2017)

The London Evening Standard has revealed the shortlist for the 2017 Theatre Awards, for which winners are announced in a ceremony at the West End's Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday 3 December 2017.

In another spectacular year for the London stage, three theatres dominate the shortlist, the National Theatre, the Royal Court and Islington's Almeida Theatre. Each has seven chances of winning awards.

Jez Butterworth's new play, The Ferryman, a collaboration between the Royal Court, where it began its sell-out run before transferring to the West End, and Sonia Friedman productions leads with four mentions. Dominic Cooke's sumptuous revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies and James Graham's witty play about the birth of The Sun newspaper, Ink, are close behind with three each.

This year's shortlist reflects a strong year for new writing in London, with recognition in one or more categories for plays from leading writers Jez Butterworth (whose previous play Jerusalem won the Evening Standard Best Play in 2009), James Graham (Ink), Mike Bartlett (Albion) and Lucy Kirkwood (The Children).

The thriving relationship between London's subsided and commercial theatre is also reflected by the number of nominated productions to have achieved successful West End transfers (Hamlet, Ink, The Ferryman, Oslo).

The ceremony for the annual awards, marking their 63rd year, will be co-hosted by the newspaper's owner, Evgeny Lebedev, American Vogue editor-in-chief, Dame Anna Wintour, star of stage and screen Cate Blanchett and Hamilton creator and original star Lin-Manual Miranda. The onstage host for the evening is Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The awards are sponsored by Qatar Airways, the Platinum Partner for this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards is Michael Kors.

London Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev commented: "In turbulent and uncertain times which will no doubt inspire a wave of great new plays soon enough, the global pre-eminence of the London stage is a rare and precious constant. This year, as every year, the shortlist for our awards illuminates its range, variety and sheer brilliance. It is my privilege to join Dame Anna Wintour in hosting an event that recognises the dazzling array of talent, emerging and established, that perennially confirms London's theatre as the best in the world."

All new productions and performances on the London stage that opened between 17th October 2016 and 19th October 2017 were eligible for consideration for this year's Theatre Awards.



THE FERRYMAN EXTENDS WEST END BOOKINGS UNTIL MAY 2018 (30 OCTOBER 2017)

As demand for tickets continues, Jez Butterworth's highly acclaimed The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes has again extended its run at the West End's Gielgud Theatre and is now booking until 18 May 2018. Full casting for the new booking period will be announced soon. Tickets for the new dates from 7 January are now on sale.
The Ferryman won widespread critical acclaim when it was first seen at the Royal Court, where it opened in May 2017 and was the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history. This phenomenal success has continued at the Gielgud Theatre where it has been playing to sold-out houses. It is directed by Sam Mendes, designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and sound and original music by Nick Powell. It's produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions.

The current, 37-strong cast is led by William Houston takes as Quinn Carney, alongside Sarah Greene and Catherine McCormack as his sister-in-law Caitlin and wife Mary Carney, respectively. They're joined by: Maureen Beattie (as Aunt Maggie Far Away), Charles Dale (Father Horrigan', Laurie Davidson (Shane Corcoran), Ivan Kaye (Tom Kettle), Mark Lambert (Uncle Patrick Carney), Fergal McElherron (Frank Magennis) and Glenn Speers (Lawrence Malone), as well as original cast members Fra Fee, Stuart Graham, Carla Langley, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy and Niall Wright. The full company comprises 17 main adults, seven covers, twelve children in rotation and one baby.



WILLIAM HOUSTON AND CATHERINE MCCORMACK LEAD NEW FERRYMAN CAST (4 SEPTEMBER 2017)

New casting has been announced for the extended West End season of Jez Butterworth's critically acclaimed new play The Ferryman. Directed by Sam Mendes, the premiere production is currently booking at London's Gielgud Theatre until 6 January 2018. Tickets for the new dates are now on sale. From 9 October 2017, William Houston takes over from Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney, alongside Sarah Greene and Catherine McCormack, taking over from Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O'Reilly as his sister-in-law Caitlin and wife Mary Carney, respectively.

Also new to 37-strong The Ferryman cast are: Maureen Beattie (as Aunt Maggie Far Away), Charles Dale (Father Horrigan), Laurie Davidson (Shane Corcoran), Ivan Kaye (Tom Kettle), Mark Lambert (Uncle Patrick Carney), Fergal McElherron (Frank Magennis) and Glenn Speers (Lawrence Malone). Continuing are Fra Fee, Stuart Graham, Carla Langley, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy and Niall Wright. The full company comprises 17 main adults, seven covers, twelve children in rotation and one baby.

The Ferryman won widespread critical acclaim when it was first seen at the Royal Court, where it opened in May 2017 and was the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history. This phenomenal success has continued at the Gielgud Theatre where it has been playing to sold-out houses.



THE FERRYMAN EXTENDS TO JANUARY 2018 (3 JULY 2017)

Following unanimous critical acclaim and overwhelming demand for tickets at the Gielgud Theatre, where Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman officially opened its West End transfer season last week, the show's producers have announced that the production, directed by Sam Mendes, will extend its run until 6 January 2018. Tickets for the new dates are now on sale.
The production won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court, where it opened in May, and was the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history. This phenomenal success has continued at the Gielgud Theatre where it has been playing to sold-out houses, with early morning queues on Shaftesbury Avenue for the day seats.

The Ferryman was initially booking until 7 October, with the original 38-strong Royal Court company, led by Paddy Considine. Full casting for the extension will be confirmed soon.











Information
Type of production: Play

Opened: 20 June 2017

Booking until: 19 May 2018

Running time: 3 hrs 15 mins

Prices: £16.00 - £198.00

Author / playwright: Jez Butterworth

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: OWEN MCDONNELL , ROSALIE CRAIG , CATHERINE MCCORMACK
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