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William Houston Replacing Paddy Considine in The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre

Monday, 4th Sep 2017  

The Ferryman - Gielgud Theatre

The latest major casting update to emerge from the West End takes us to the Gielgud Theatre, where the popular production of The Ferryman has been running since June, as one of its biggest draws steps down next month.

Paddy Considine will no longer play Quinn Carney from October, with his final appearance taking place on Saturday 7th October 2017, and he will be replaced by William Houston for performances through to January 2018.

The Ferryman takes audiences back to the time of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, where they are introduced to the characters that make up the Carney family, including Quinn (Houston from October), Caitlin (Sarah Greene from October) and Mary (Catherine McCormack from October). The annual Harvest is on the horizon and as a result their farm has been the location of hard work and organising, which means that unexpected events have the ability to set things off course.

William Houston has appeared in a range of television and film roles over the years, appearing in the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes films and taking to the stage in numerous Shakespearean productions. His credits include Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Bacchai at the National Theatre and Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic Theatre, amongst many others.

His other screen credits include the 2010 version of Clash Of The Titans, The Gambler, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Dracula Untold, in addition to playing Millais Culpin in Casualty 1907 and Casualty 1909.

The Ferryman was always going to be a popular sell in the West End, just as it was during its previous run at the Royal Court Theatre. Not only did it boast Paddy Considine in a lead role, it is also the latest play from acclaimed writer Jez Butterworth, whose show Jerusalem remains one of the biggest theatrical success stories of the last decade.

And this now continues as the show remains at the Gielgud Theatre until Saturday 6th January 2017, with William Houston leading the cast from October.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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