The Ferryman
The Ferryman
The Ferryman
The Ferryman
The Ferryman

The Ferryman Tickets

Gielgud Theatre, London
The Ferryman
Gielgud Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

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 five-star 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 May 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.

The Ferryman starred Paddy Considine, the English actor, filmmaker, and musician, who made his stage debut in the production. 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'. Considine no longer appears in The Ferryman as of 9th October 2017. 

The current cast members of The Ferryman include: Rosalie Craig (Caitlin Carney), Owen McDonnell (Quinn Carney), Justin Edwards, Stella McCusker, Siân Thomas, Declan Conlon, Dean Ashton, Terence Keeley, Sean Delaney, Francis Mezza, Kevin Creedon, Laurie Kynaston and Saoirse-Monica Jackson

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.

"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..."

Previews from |
10th June 2017
Opening date |
29th June 2017
Booking from |
19th May 2018
Available until |
19th May 2018
Closes |
19th May 2018
Run time |
3 hours (15 minute interval with a few minutes pause between Acts Two & Three)
Categories |
Suitable for 14+
Jez Butterworth
Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions & Royal Court Theatre Productions
Sam Mendes
Peter Mumford
Nick Powell
Rob Howell
Cast list:
Rosalie Craig (Caitlin Carney), Owen McDonnell (Quinn Carney), Justin Edwards, Stella McCusker, Siân Thomas, Declan Conlon, Dean Ashton, Terence Keeley, Sean Delaney, Francis Mezza, Kevin Creedon, Laurie Kynaston, Saoirse-Monica Jackson

Gielgud Theatre Venue Information

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

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Ferryman


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. Read more

Latest The Ferryman News & Features

Rosalie Craig
Rosalie Craig among new cast for The Ferryman in the West End
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
New casting has been announced for Jez Butterworth’s play The Ferryman, which runs at the Gielgud Theatre. Rosalie Craig, who has recently been announced to star alongside Patti LuPone in Stephen Sondheim’s Company, will join the cast to play Caitlin Carney. She will be joined by Owen McDonnell who will play Quinn Carney and Justin Edwards who will play Tom Kettle. Other newcomers to the cast include: Stella McCusker - Aunt Maggie Far Away Siân Thomas - Aunt...
The Ferryman
New casting announced for The Ferryman in the West End
Friday, 01 September, 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: Maureen Beattie  – Aunt Maggie Far Away Charles Dale  – Father Horrigan Laurie Davidson – Shane Corcoran Fra Fee – Michael Carney Stuart Graham – Muldoon Sarah Greene  -  Caitlin...
Paddy Considine
Paddy Considine to leave The Ferryman in October
Thursday, 31 August, 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...
Interview with The Ferryman's Conor MacNeill
Friday, 07 July, 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...
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