Jez Butterworth’s epic new play The Ferryman received its world premiere this week at London’s Royal Court Theatre, where Butterworth’s previous hits Jerusalem, Mojo and The River also premiered. The production, directed by Sam Mendes (who Butterworth has collaborated with on James Bond films Spectre and Skyfall), has already sold out its brief Royal Court run to 20 May, but it transfers to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre for 16 weeks from 20 June to 7 October 2017, with an opening night on 29 June.
Before you book your West End tickets (if you haven’t already!) through MyTheatreMates (of course!), take a look at the full gallery of production pictures below. The cast is led by Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly. In a cast of 38 – 18 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby – they’re joined by: Bríd Brennan, Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare and Niall Wright.
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.
Developed by Sonia Friedman Productions, the premiere of The Ferryman is co-produced with Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions. It’s designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and music and sound by Nick Powell.