Royal Court Theatre Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions with Neal Street Productions
The Ferryman is transferring to the West End in June. Tickets start from just £12, 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.
‘Butterworth and Mendes deliver shattering tale of passion and violence’
Michael Billington l The Guardian Read full review
‘Miss this and you’ve missed a marvel’
Dominic Cavendish l The Telegraph Read full review
‘A shattering feast of intricate storytelling’
Henry Hitchings l Evening Standard Read full review
'It’s a stunning piece of writing: teeming with life; haunted by death.'
Sarah Hemming l Financial Times Read full review
‘It is something special’
Ann Treneman l The Times Read full review
'It has the feel of unearthed, instant classic'
Paul Taylor l The Independent Read full review
'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
Quentin Letts | Daily Mail
‘Magic runs through Butterworth’s brilliant new play'
Susannah Clapp | The Observer Read full review
'Play of the year'
Georgina Brown | Mail on Sunday
'An exquisitely detailed production.'
Michael Arditti | Sunday Express
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm
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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