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Critically acclaimed The Ferryman transfers to Broadway October 2018

Nov 23 2017

Johan Persson

Due to overwhelming demand The Ferryman is now booking until 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.

“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.

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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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘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

London, 2017, Credit: Johan Persson

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