Gielgud Theatre, London
The Ferryman - Gielgud Theatre, London
Age Restriction: 14+
Important Info: PLEASE NOTE: Captioned Performance: 7pm Tuesday 8 August 2017. Audio Described Performance: 7pm Tuesday 15 August 2017.
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Jez Butterworth is one of the most exciting writers working in the United Kingdom. One only has to look at one of his previous hits – the Tony Award-winning Jerusalem – to see how his work can grab audiences worldwide. With that in mind it is no wonder that his latest show The Ferryman had audiences flocking to pick up theatre tickets, ensuring its run of performances at the Royal Court Theatre sold out post-haste.
So producers now look to the West End, with The Ferryman set to follow its run at the Royal Court Theatre with a summer stint at the Gielgud Theatre. With star Paddy Considine and director Sam Mendes audiences will see why Butterworth remains one of the biggest playwrights the country has to offer.
The Ferryman takes us to Derry back in 1981 and introduces us to the Carney family, whose farm has been the location of hard work and planning in light of the annual harvest on the horizon. This year, however, things are going to take an unexpected turn.
Paddy Considine portrays Quinn Carney in the production. He plays the part at both the Royal Court and Gielgud Theatres and heads to the West End alongside a cast that includes Genevieve O’Reilly as Mary Carney and Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney.
If Paddy Considine is a familiar name to you then you have probably seen one of the many films in which he has appeared. The actor has worked extensively with celebrated director Shane Meadows and also performs in two of Edgar Wright’s films – Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. From his appearance in The Bourne Ultimatum to his work as director of Tyrannosaur, he has enjoyed a stellar career and this is solidified with this unmissable appearance at the Gielgud Theatre.
This is particularly true considering the pedigree of the writing talent with Jez Butterworth. After all, whilst he is perhaps best known for the mentioned Jerusalem he has also carved out a career for the screen, co-writing the latest Bond film Spectre and also penning the Tom Cruise vehicle Edge Of Tomorrow. In addition to Jerusalem he also wrote the plays Mojo, Parlour Song and The River.
But now it is the turn of his latest play The Ferryman to enter the spotlight. It runs at the Gielgud Theatre from Thursday 29th June 2017 (previews from Tuesday 20th June 2017) following its run at the Royal Court Theatre.
Show & Venue InformationGielgud Theatre
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Saturday, 07 October 2017
Captioned Performance: 7pm Tuesday 8 August 2017. Audio Described Performance: 7pm Tuesday 15 August 2017.