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Paddy Considine to leave The Ferryman in October
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.
— Paddy Considine ☠️ (@PaddyConsidine) August 31, 2017
Casting for the extension of The Ferryman is expected to be announced soon.
Jez Butterworth’s play is set in rural Derry during The Troubles in Ireland. It follows the Carney farmhouse which is abuzz with activity ahead of the annual harvest, but they are interrupted by an unexpected visitor.
It is not clear yet whether the rest of the West End cast will continue through the extension, which runs at the Gielgud Theatre until 6th January 2018.
The Ferryman Tickets are available now.