The Ferryman

Gielgud Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue

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Thu 26th Oct 2017 - Sat 6th Jan 2018
19:00 - 23:00
From £12
Theatre/Arts, Daytime

After a short run at The Royal Court Theatre - where tickets sold out in just 24 hours - Jez Butterworth's epic new play The Ferryman will be transferring to the West End at the Gielgud Theatre. The play also sees a return to the West End from multi-award winning and internationally-acclaimed film and stage director, Sam Mendes. 

Butterworth, whose plays include Jerusalem, Mojo and The River, previously collaborated with Mendes on the scripts for Spectre and Skyfall from the Bond franchise. The Ferryman will be the sixth of Butterworth’s plays to be premiered at the Royal Court Theatre and marks his fourth collaboration with Sonia Friedman Productions.

The show will run for 16 weeks from 20th June - 7th October 2017.


“This family can take care of its own.”

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...


Gielgud Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue
, London, W1V 8AR

Nearest station:
Piccadilly Circus (Tube)


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The Ferryman was one of the best shows to hit the West End this year. Absolutely cracking script from Jez Butterworth, brilliant directing from Sam Mendes, and phenomenal cast. If there is one play you go and see this year, do yourselves a favor make it The Ferryman.
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