Jez Butterworth’s epic new play The Ferryman received rave 5 star reviews on Wednesday night. Currently sold out at the Royal Court, The Ferryman transfers direct to the West End with performances from 20th June.
Directed by Sam Mendes the cast includes multi award-winning actor Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly.
‘Butterworth has done it again. Miss this and you’ve missed a marvel’
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
‘Butterworth and Mendes deliver a shattering tale of passion and violence. All the performances are invested with the same intense detail.’
Michael Billington, The Guardian
‘A shattering feast of intricate storytelling’
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard
‘Directed with detailed humane mastery by Sam Mendes. It has the feel of an unearthed, instant classic’
Paul Taylor, The Independent
Rural Derry, 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.
The cast includes BrÍd Brennan, Paddy Considine, Turlough Convery, Laura Donnelly, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare, Genevieve O’Reilly and Niall Wright with further casting to be announced.
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