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