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The Ferryman extends in London until May 2018
Directed by Sam Mendes, the play premiered at the Royal Court earlier this year, with a west End transfer announced before the play began previews.
The 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.
The Ferryman originally starred Paddy Considine who made his stage debut in the play, and now stars William Houston alongside Maureen Beattie, Sarah Greene, Fra Fee and Catherine McCormack. It opened in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre in June of this year.
Mendes and Butterworth reunited after working together on the latest James Bond film Spectre, and The Ferryman opened to a flurry of five star reviews, including from LondonTheatre.co.uk, which said: “the cracking dialogue and the richly detailed and finely etched performances of the entire cast… make you feel like you are living inside the play, not just watching it”.
The play has also been tipped for a Broadway transfer next year.
The Ferryman is at the Gielgud Theatre until 19th May 2018.
The Ferryman Tickets are available now.
Photo of the current cast of The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre, by Johan Persson