West End

The Ferryman


Gielgud Theatre, West End


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The Ferryman

Jez Butterworth’s shattering new play has astounded audiences

‘“The Ferryman” is vast... it wants to be about EVERYTHING. And insofar as is realistically possible, it succeeds.’ – Time Out Back in 2009, Jez Butterworth blew away audiences with his last ‘Jerusalem’. With his long-awaited follow-up, he’s done exactly the same. Bond director Sam Mendes has helmed this three hour, one-set tale of a seemingly innocent family gathering in 1980s rural Ireland. As the 22-strong clan sit down together at the breakfast table, intricate storytelling, conflicts and disputes play out to a backdrop of terrorism, fidelity and inter-generational tension, bringing to the boil the mystique of rural life. Epic, subtle and marked by an explosive finale, ‘The Ferryman’ has been met by universal acclaim, with Time Out’s Theatre Editor saying it ‘left me stunned’ in his five-star review. Having premiered at the Royal Court, this has since transferred to the Gielgud. Make sure you don’t miss this modern-day masterpiece. *No booking fees on selected tickets until

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