Au Gielgud Theatre
“Leaves you overwhelmed by the power of great theatre” Huffington Post “A class of its own” The Times “A monumental achievement” Time Out Following unanimous critical acclaim and widespread demand for tickets, Jez Butterworth's epic new play The Ferryman is booking to 19 May 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, the play premiered at the Royal Court, becoming the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history. 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. Please note: evening performances start at 7pm
The Ferryman Critiques
"Butterworth has done it again. Miss this and you’ve missed a marvel"
"Butterworth and Mendes deliver a shattering tale of passion and violence. All the performances are invested with the same intense detail."
"A shattering feast of intricate storytelling"
"Directed with detailed humane mastery by Sam Mendes. It has the feel of an unearthed, instant classic"
"Play of the year"
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