Following unanimous critical acclaim and overwhelming demand for tickets at the Gielgud Theatre, where Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman officially opened its West End transfer season last night (29 June 2017), the show’s producers have announced that the production, directed by Sam Mendes, will extend its run until 6 January 2018. Tickets for the new dates are now on sale via MyTheatreMates.
The production won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court, where it opened in May, and was the fastest-selling show in the theatre’s history. This phenomenal 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 Ferryman was initially booking at the Gielgud Theatre until 7 October, with the original 38-strong Royal Court company, led by Paddy Considine. Full casting for the extension will be confirmed soon.
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.
The Ferryman is directed by Sam Mendes, designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and sound and original music by Nick Powell. It’s produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions. £12 Day seats including the entire front row are available for each performance from 10.30am in person at the Gielgud Theatre Box office.