Producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions today announce new cast members for The Ferryman, who will take over from 8 January 2018 in Sam Mendes’ production of Jez Butterworth’s hit play, now booking at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre until 19 May 2018.
Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess and London Road, National Theatre and next year’s West End Company with Patti LuPone) will play Caitlin Carney, Owen McDonnell (Single-Handed, RTÉ/ ITV; Paula, BBC) will play Quinn Carney and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It, BBC; The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Death Of Stalin) will play Tom Kettle.
Also joining the company will be Stella McCusker as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Siân Thomas as Aunt Pat, Declan Conlon as Muldoon, Dean Ashton as Frank Magennis, Terence Keeley as Diarmaid Corcoran, Sean Delaney as Michael Carney, Francis Mezza as Shane Corcoran, Kevin Creedon as JJ Carney, Laurie Kynaston as Oisin Carney and Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Shena Carney.
Catherine McCormack will continue in her role as Mary Carney, as will Charles Dale as Father Horrigan, Mark Lambert as Uncle Pat and Glenn Speers as Lawrence Malone. As previously, the full company comprises 37 performers: 17 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.
The Ferryman won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court and was the fastest-selling show in the theatre’s history. This success has continued at the Gielgud Theatre where it has been playing to sold-out houses, with early morning queues on Shaftesbury Avenue for the £12 day seats each day.
The play has been nominated for four honours at this year’s Evening Standard Awards including Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Actress for Laura Donnelly and the Emerging Talent Award for Tom Glynn-Carney.
The Ferryman is directed by Sam Mendes, designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound and original music by Nick Powell, with the new cast directed by Tim Hoare.