Gielgud Theatre, London
The Ferryman - Gielgud Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Adolescents under 14 will not be admitted.
Important Information: Please note this play contains strong language.
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Jez Butterworth is one of the most exciting writers working in the United Kingdom. One only has to look at one of his previous hits – the Tony Award-winning Jerusalem – to see how his work can grab audiences worldwide. With that in mind it is no wonder that his latest show The Ferryman had audiences flocking to pick up theatre tickets when it opened at the Gielgud Theatre in 2017.
So producers now look to 2018 as the production continues its run in the capital, with director Sam Mendes leading the way and performers like Owen McDonnell taking on lead roles. As such, audiences will see why Butterworth remains one of the biggest playwrights the country has to offer.
The Ferryman takes us to Derry back in 1981 and introduces us to the Carney family, whose farm has been the location of hard work and planning in light of the annual harvest on the horizon. This year, however, things are going to take an unexpected turn.
McDonnell plays Quinn Carney in the production, whilst further members of the Carney family are portrayed by Rosalie Craig, Kevin Creedon, Sean Delaney, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Laurie Kynaston.
These are all highly skilled performers bringing their best to a show that has already wowed audiences that have flocked to the capital and they also star alongside Justin Edwards, Mark Lambert and Dean Ashton, to name but a few.
But despite the talent on the stage, audiences are also keen to celebrate the work behind the scenes, with Jez Butterworth regularly crafting mesmerising material. And this isn’t just for the stage as, whilst he is perhaps best known for the mentioned Jerusalem, he has also carved out a career for the screen, co-writing the latest Bond film Spectre and also penning the Tom Cruise vehicle Edge Of Tomorrow. In addition to Jerusalem he also wrote the plays Mojo, Parlour Song and The River.
But now it is the turn of his latest play The Ferryman to enjoy the spotlight as it continues at the Gielgud Theatre in 2018.
Show & Venue InformationGielgud Theatre
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Saturday, 19 May 2018
3hr 15min (inc. interval)