Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions present

The Ferryman (West End)

By Jez Butterworth

The Ferryman (West End) Top / Details / Extras / The Company
Tue 20 Jun - Sat 19 May 2018

Please note that West End performances of The Ferryman take place at the Gielgud Theatre. Evening shows begin at 7pm, matinees at 1:30pm.

This event is now Sold Out with the Royal Court. Tickets may still be available via the Gielgud Theatre

“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.

“You can’t bury the past.”

Jez Butterworth‘s previous work at the Royal Court includes The River and the multi-award winning Jerusalem. Director Sam Mendes makes his Royal Court debut.

WINNER of three Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Director

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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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'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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Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 6AR.

No booking fee.

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

Running time: Approx. 3hrs plus 15 min interval and a few mins pause between Acts Two and Three
Age guidance: 14+
Contains strong language


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