About the show
Jez Butterworth’s new play The Ferryman transfers to the West End after a sold out run at the Royal Court.
One of the most in-demand shows of 2017, The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth sold out in one day when it went on sale at the Royal Court. The Ferryman follows Butterworth’s Jerusalem and The River, both performed at the Royal Court.
1981. A remote farmhouse in Derry during The Troubles. A mysterious visitor interrupts a family’s traditional harvest preparations and celebrations. The past, it seems, refuses to be buried.
William Houston stars as Quinn Carney, while Sarah Green plays Caitlin Carney and Catherine McCormack plays Mary Carney. Maureen Beattie, Charles Dale, Laurie Davidson, Fra Fee, Stuart Graham, Ivan Kaye, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Fergal McElherron, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Glenn Speers and Niall Wright also star.
From 8 January, Owen McDonnell joins the cast as Quinn Carney and Rosalie Craig replaces Sarah Green as Caitlin Carney. Catherine McCormack continues in the role of Mary Carney. Stella McCusker, Siân Thomas, Declan Conlon, Dean Ashton, Terence Keeley, Sean Delaney, Francis Mezza, Kevin Creedon, Laurie Kynaston and Saoirse-Monica Jackson also join the cast. Charles Dale, Mark Lambert and Glenn Speers continue in their roles.
Sam Mendes directs The Ferryman. The Academy Award-winning director worked on films including American Beauty, The Road To Perdition and the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. He is also celebrated for his stage work, including new productions of Cabaret, Oliver! and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Previously he was Artistic Director of London’s influential Donmar Warehouse.
Suitable for audiences members aged 14 and over.
You can find out more about the show in our interview with original cast member Laura Donnelly.
The Ferryman runs at the Gielgud Theatre from 20 June – 19 May 2018.