The Ferryman

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.
The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Started: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Closed: Saturday 19 May 2018
Running time:3 hrs 15 mins
Age suitability: 14+


Following a five star, sold out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Jez Butterworth's epic new play The Ferryman transferred to the West End.

Directed by Sam Mendes, THE FERRYMAN has received unanimous critical acclaim being called "an instant classic" (Independent) and "the hottest of hot tickets" (Guardian).  


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.

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Postal address:
Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 6AR

Box office tel: 0844 482 5130

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Previews from:Tuesday 20 June 2017

Press night:Thursday 29 June 2017

Closes:Saturday 19 May 2018

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm



Wednesday - 1-30pm

Saturday - 1-30pm



From £16

Access information

Captioned performance

Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 7.00pm

Audio Descibed performance

Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 7.00pm

Access customers must call 0344 482 5137 or email to book for these performances to guarantee seats that meet their requirements.


Dean Ashton - Frank Magennis, understudy Quinn Carney

Erica Birtles - Understudy Shena Carney

Matilda Blake - Honor Carney

Ava Bounds - Nunu (Nuala) Carney

Declan Conlon - Muldoon

Donal Cox - Understudy Uncle Patrick Carney And Father Horrigan

Rosalie Craig - Caitlin Carney

Kevin Creedon - James Joseph (JJ) Carney

Charles Dale - Father Horrigan

Sean Delaney - Michael Carney

Justin Edwards - Tom Kettle

Caoimhe Farren - Understudy Caitlin Carney and Mary Carney

Darren Franklin - Understudy James Joseph 'JJ' Carney, Diarmaid Corcoran and Shane Corcoran

Isla Griffiths - Nunu (Nuala) Carney

Thomas Harrison - Declan Corcoran

Zazie Hayhurst - Honor Carney

Saoirse-Monica Jackson - Shena Carney

Darcy Jacobs - Mercy Carney

Scarlett Jolly - Mercy Carney

Terence Keeley - Diarmaid Corcoran

Laurie Kynaston - Oisin Carney

Mark Lambert - Uncle Patrick Carney

Fiona Mulvaney - Understudy Aunt Patricia Carney and Aunt Maggie Far Away

Catherine Mccormack - Mary Carney

Stella McCusker - Aunt Maggie Far Away

Owen McDonnell - Quinn Carney

Francis Mezza - Shane Corcoran

Scarlett Nunes - Mercy Carney

Jack Nuttall - Declan Corcoran

Angel O'Callaghan - Nunu (Nuala) Carney

Peter Rugman - Understudy Michael Carney and Oisin Carney

Glenn Speers - Lawrence Malone, Understudy Tom Kettle and Muldoon

Sian Thomas - Aunt Patricia Carney

Roger Thomson - Understudy Frank Magennis and Lawrence Malone

Alex Warburton - Declan Corcoran

Lucy Warburton - Honor Carney


Author: Jez Butterworth
Composer: Nick Powell
Director: Sam Mendes
Designer: Rob Howell
Lighting: Peter Mumford
Sound: Nick Powell
Production: Royal Court Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Neal Street Productions

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