As demand for tickets continues, Jez Butterworth’s highly acclaimed The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes has again extended its run at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre and is now booking until 18 May 2018. Full casting for the new booking period will be announced soon. Tickets for the new dates from 7 January are now on sale via MyTheatreMates.
New casting – including William Houston, Sarah Greene and Catherine McCormack –
has been announced for the extended West End season of Jez Butterworth’s critically acclaimed new play The Ferryman.
It’s a radical rewrite. Gone is a lot of the mystery and the poetry of the original. In their place is a contemporary, accessible version which emphasises realistic psychology (a lot of backstory detail) and social realism (a lot of childcare detail).
The news of Tim Pigott-Smith’s passing at the age of 70 yesterday was a terrible shock, not least because he was still in a rich creative vein – a tour of Death of a Salesman was scheduled for next month.
Star Wars star John Boyega will be joined in the cast of Woyzeck by Sarah Greene, Nancy Carroll, Ben Batt and Steffan Rhoddri at London’s Old Vic Theatre.