The Ferryman
Gielgud Theatre, London

Paddy Considine to star in Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman

Paddy Considine stars in Jez Butterworth's new play.

Paddy Considine

English actor, film-maker, and musician Paddy Considine confirmed via Twitter that he would make his Royal Court Theatre debut in the upcoming production of Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes.

This eagerly anticipated new play sold out at the Royal Court Theatre, where it runs from 24 April to 20 May 2017. It has been reported that the show is looking to transfer to the West End's Gielgud Theatre in summer 2017.

"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..."

Jez Butterworth returns to the Royal Court Theatre after The River and the multi-award winning Jerusalem. Developed by and co-produced with Sonia Friedman Productions, it will feature design by Rob Howell.

Paddy Considine's 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 also confirmed that he would be joined in The Ferryman 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.

The Ferryman tickets have sold out for the Royal Court run. Stay tuned for further details on the anticipated West End transfer.

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