Royal Court Theatre Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions with Neal Street Productions

the ferryman

By Jez Butterworth

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Mon 24 Apr - Sat 20 May 2017

The Ferryman is now playing at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End. The evening performance starts at 7pm Mon-Sat, and the matinee performance starts at 1.30pm on Wed & Sat.
Tickets start from just £12. For information and to book 
click here.

“Vanishing. It’s a powerful word, that. A powerful word.”

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.

“This family can take care of its own.”

Jez Butterworth returns to the Royal Court after The River and the multi-award winning Jerusalem with his new play The Ferryman. Director Sam Mendes makes his Royal Court debut.

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‘Butterworth and Mendes deliver shattering tale of passion and violence’

Michael Billington l The Guardian Read full review

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‘Miss this and you’ve missed a marvel’

Dominic Cavendish l The Telegraph Read full review

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‘A shattering feast of intricate storytelling’

Henry Hitchings l Evening Standard Read full review

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'It’s a stunning piece of writing: teeming with life; haunted by death.'

Sarah Hemming l Financial Times Read full review

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‘It is something special’

Ann Treneman l The Times Read full review

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'It has the feel of unearthed, instant classic'

Paul Taylor l The Independent Read full review

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'A triumphant, bold piece of theatre'

Sarah Crompton l Whats On Stage Read full review

'It's easily the best new play of the year.'

Claire Allfree | Metro

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Quentin Letts | Daily Mail

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‘Magic runs through Butterworth’s brilliant new play'

Susannah Clapp | The Observer Read full review

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'Play of the year'

Georgina Brown | Mail on Sunday

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'An exquisitely detailed production.'

Michael Arditti | Sunday Express

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Mon – Sat: 7.00pm
Thu & Sat mats: 1.30pm

Running time: Approx. 3hrs plus 15 min interval and a few mins pause between Acts Two and Three
Strictly no latecomers.

Age guidance: 14+
Trigger warnings for productions


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