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Play of the Year – The Ferryman

The Ferryman

Jez Butterworth’s epic new play The Ferryman transfers to the West End. Directed by Sam Mendes, the cast includes multi award-winning actor Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly.

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★★★★★
The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times, Time Out, Evening Standard, Independent, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Metro, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, Daily Express

‘Play of the year’ — Time Out

Northern Ireland, 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 and Sam Mendes deliver a tale of passion and violence’ — Guardian

Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes have previously collaborated on the scripts for Spectre and Skyfall from the Bond franchise.

Casting for The Ferryman includes Paddy Considine, the English actor, filmmaker, and musician. 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’.

He is joined 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 cast also includes 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 comprises 38 performers: 18 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.

★★★★★
The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times, Time Out, Evening Standard, Independent, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Metro, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, Daily Express

‘Play of the year’ — Time Out

‘Miss this and you’ve missed a marvel’ — Daily Telegraph

‘An instant classic’ — Independent

Important information

Running time
3 hours 15 minutes: One 15 minute interval between Acts 1 & 2 and a brief pause between Acts 2 & 3
Performance dates
Performances until 6 January 2018. Monday to Saturday 7.00pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees 1.30pm.
Child policy
14+
Content
Contains strong language.
Special notice
Captioned Performance: 7pm Tuesday 8 August 2017. Audio Described Performance: 7pm Tuesday 15 August 2017. Security: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place. Unfortunately, the theatre is unable to accept large items of luggage in our cloakrooms at this time. If you are travelling with such items, storage solutions are available throughout London. Performances will start promptly at 19:00 so please arrive at the theatre in plenty of time – latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre auditorium until a suitable break in the performance.
 

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