The Ferryman

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Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the Royal Court Theatre earlier this year, Sonia Friedman Productions transferred Jez Butterworth's newest play, The Ferryman, into London's West End. Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes and designed by Rob Howell, The Ferryman opened to 5* reviews across the board and marks a hat-trick of acclaimed plays from Jez Butterworth, after The River and the multi-award winning Jerusalem played in London.

Tickets for The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre broke records, selling out in record time. It was announced that The Ferryman would transfer to the West End's Gielgud Theatre for 16 weeks from 20 June to 7 October 2017, with an opening night on 29 June 2017. The show has since extended to 6 January 2018.

Writer Jez Butterworth has a long history of collaborating with the Royal Court Theatre, beginning with the major success of his drama Mojo which premiered in 1995. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy along with an Evening Standard Award. A new production, directed once again by Ian Rickson, was mounted at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2013.

Butterworth's most successful play to date premiered at the Royal Court in July 2009 before sold-out runs in the West End and on Broadway. Jerusalem was described as a "contemporary vision of life in England's green and pleasant land" and starred Mark Rylance as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron. It won the Evening Standard Theatre Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play and opened on Broadway in April 2011 to rave reviews and a Tony Award nomination for Best New Play.

In 2012 Butterworth's play The River opened at the Royal Court Theatre in a production that starred Dominic West, Laura Donnelly and Miranda Raison. It transferred to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre in October 2014, starring Hugh Jackman.

Casting for The Ferryman includes Paddy Considine, the English actor, filmmaker, and musician. His film credits include '24 Hour Party People' (2002), 'Hot Fuzz' (2007), 'The Bourne Ultimatum' (2007), 'The World's End' (2013) and Macbeth (2015). His television roles include 'Peaky Blinders' and 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher'.

He is joined by Laura Donnelly who previously starred in The River at the Royal Court and on Broadway and Irish actress Genevieve O'Reilly who is best known for her work in the Star Wars franchise as Mon Mothma.

Other cast members for The Ferryman include: Bríd Brennan, Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare and Niall Wright with further casting to be announced.

The Ferryman is the sixth of Butterworth’s plays to be premiered at the Royal Court Theatre and marks his fourth collaboration with Sonia Friedman Productions. Directed by Sam Mendes, the production is designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and music and sound by Nick Powell.

Running time: 
3 hours (15 minute interval with a few minutes pause between Acts Two & Three)
Categories: 
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About The Ferryman:

"Rural Derry, 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..."

Child Policy:
Suitable for 14+
By:
Jez Butterworth
Producer:
Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions & Royal Court Theatre Productions
Director:
Sam Mendes
Lighting:
Peter Mumford
Sound:
Nick Powell
Design:
Rob Howell
Cast list:
Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O'Reilly, Bríd Brennan, Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare and Niall Wright
The Ferryman Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 10 June, 2017
Opening date: 
Thursday, 29 June, 2017
Available from: 
Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 6 January, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.00pm
Tuesday-7.00pm
Wednesday1.30pm7.00pm
Thursday-7.00pm
Friday-7.00pm
Saturday1.30pm7.00pm
Sunday--

Gielgud Theatre

Address:
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

The Ferryman Customer reviews

Our Review

Already booked for a West End transfer to the Gielgud Theatre before it had even opened at the Royal Court, and the fastest-selling show in that theatre's history which sold out its entire run in a single day, The Ferryman has lived up to the faith already invested in it.

Latest The Ferryman News & Features

The Ferryman
New casting announced for The Ferryman in the West End
Friday, September 1, 2017

New casting has been announced for the West End run of The Ferryman, following the news actor Paddy Considine would not be continuing in the production after October. The original company will give its final performance on 7th October, and then the cast will include:

Paddy Considine
Paddy Considine to leave The Ferryman in October
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Actor Paddy Considine has announced he will not be continuing in The Ferryman past the show’s original West End run dates. The actor made his stage debut in the play at the Royal Court, and transferred to the West End with the show in June. An extension was announced at the end of June, but it was not clear whether the cast would be continuing. Today on Twitter, Considine announced that his final performance will be on the evening of 7th October, the original planned final performance of the play.

Royal Court announces new autumn/winter season
Monday, July 10, 2017

This year’s autumn/winter season at the Royal Court Theatre has been announced. The season begins with the return of Minefield by Lola Arias. The production was a sell-out when it opened at the theatre last year, and will return in November 2017 for just ten performances. It follows six Falklands war vets who share memories of their battles.

Interview with The Ferryman's Conor MacNeill
Friday, July 7, 2017

No question about it, The Ferryman has been one of the smash hits of the year. With five-star reviews across the board, Jez Butterworth's play was destined to be a success with James Bond director Sam Mendes at the helm, and a stage debut from the great Paddy Considine.  As the play's West End transfer gets into full swing (producers have already announced an extension), we caught up with actor Conor MacNeill to chat about what it's been like to be part of the production.  Photo credit: Will Bremridge 

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman Extends at the Gielgud Theatre
Friday, June 30, 2017

The critically acclaimed new play from Jez Butterworth, directed by Sam Mendes has announced that it will be extending performances at the Gielgud Theatre to 6 Jan 2018.  The play opened at the Royal Court where it became the fasted selling production in the venue's history.   "Rural Derry, 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..." Full casting for the extension is still to be confirmed. 

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