The work of Jez Butterworth is celebrated wherever it appears, whether it is his 1995 hit Mojo or his 2008 award-winning Jerusalem, so the news that his latest play is set to run at the Gielgud Theatre will be met with great anticipation ahead of its opening in the summer.
The Ferryman runs at the Royal Court Theatre prior to its West End appearance and it brings to Theatreland some big names. Not only can audiences enjoy the writing of Butterworth, they will also experience the direction of the acclaimed Sam Mendes and a performance from screen star Paddy Considine.
Together they tell a story that takes audiences back to Derry in the early 1980s, with the Carney family – Quinn (Considine), Caitlin (Laura Donnelly) and Mary (Genevieve O’Reilly) – preparing their farm for the upcoming harvest. Their homestead has been the scene of lots of hard work and planning, so they don’t expect the latest development that will take matters in a different direction.
As well as Considine, Donnelly and O’Reilly the cast also includes the likes of Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Fra Fee, Niall Wright, Bríd Brennan, Rob Malone and Dearbhla Molloy, amongst many others, as Mendes presents a gripping and compelling story.
Butterworth is arguably one of the most exciting playwrights working in the United Kingdom. Not only has he penned one of the most talked-about plays of the last decade – the Tony Award-winning Jerusalem – he has also worked for the big screen and penned plays like Huge, The Winterling, The Night Heron, Parlour Song and The River, amongst others, winning well-deserved admiration worldwide in the process.
Jerusalem not only earned Tony Awards, but its star Mark Rylance won an Olivier Award for his performance, with critics heaping praise on what is still highly regarded nearly a decade later. With that in mind, all eyes are now on The Ferryman as theatregoers flock to see what will be the most talked-about show of the year.
The Ferryman enjoys a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre before it opens at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre on Thursday 29th June 2017 (with previews beginning on Tuesday 20th June 2017). It then plays there throughout the summer.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 20th June 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 7th October 2017|
|Wed:||1.30pm and 7.00pm|
|Sat:||1.30pm and 7.00pm|
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