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Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman transfers to The Gielgud Theatre

The Ferryman transfers to The Gielgud Theatre

Dom O'Hanlon
Dom O'Hanlon

Following the news that Paddy Considine was set to star in Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre, it has now officially been announced that the play will transfer to The Gielgud Theatre in London's West End for 16 weeks from 20 June to 7 October 2017, with an opening night on 29 June 2017.

The Ferryman became the fastest selling play in the history of the Royal Court Theatre. Tickets for the West End run will go on sale on 10 February 2017.

Paddy Considine leads the cast alongside 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 with further casting to be announced. The full company will include 38 performers: 18 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.

"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."

Developed by Sonia Friedman Productions, the premiere of The Ferryman is co-produced with Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions. The West End production will follow the sold-out run at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs which begins 24 April 2017.

Jez Butterworth's plays include Jerusalem, Mojo and The River. The Ferryman will be his sixth play to have premiered at the Royal Court Theatre. He has previously collaborated with Sam Mendes on the scripts for the Bond films 'Spectre' and 'Skyfall'.

The Ferryman is directed by Sam Mendes, designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and music and sound by Nick Powell.

The Ferryman tickets are now on sale.

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