The Ferryman
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★★★★★
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's epic new play The Ferryman transfers to the West End. Directed by Sam Mendes, the cast includes multi award-winning actor Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O'Reilly.

Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.

'Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes deliver a tale of passion and violence' Guardian
★★★★★
"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
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.





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Type of production: Play

Opened: 20 June 2017

Booking until: 06 January 2018

Running time: 3 hrs 15 mins

Prices: £26.00 - £123.00

Author / playwright: Jez Butterworth

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: Paddy Considine , Laura Donnelly , Genevieve O Reilly
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