By Jez Butterworth
Directed by Sam Mendes
Final performance announced for the West End production of The Ferryman
More than 350,000 will have seen the production during its year long run of 410 performances, with over 13,000 tickets sold at just £12.
The award-winning hit play has received 24 five star reviews and will run at London’s Gielgud Theatre until 19 May 2018
Broadway production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman announced for October 2018, directed by Sam Mendes
Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions today confirm the final performance for the West End run of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will take place at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 May 2018 prior to its Broadway transfer.
The production won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court 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. Jez Butterworth was recently recognised for Best New Play at the prestigious UK Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards and last year received four nominations at the annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, winning three honours for Best Play (Jez Butterworth), Best Director (Sam Mendes) and the Emerging Talent Award (Tom Glynn-Carney).
Due to overwhelming demand, the production extended its run for a third time and the current company includes Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess and London Road, National Theatre) in the role of Caitlin Carney, Owen McDonnell (Single-Handed, RTÉ/ ITV; Paula, BBC) playing Quinn Carney and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It, BBC; The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Death Of Stalin) as Tom Kettle.
Further new cast members include 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 continues in her role as Mary Carney, along with 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 in the West End is directed by Sam Mendes, designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound and original music by Nick Powell, with the current cast directed by Tim Hoare.
Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions will transfer The Ferryman to Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th St, New York) opening in October 2018.
Tickets for the Broadway production of The Ferryman will go on-sale on Monday 5 March through Telecharge.com.
Full production schedule, the 30-plus member cast and full creative team for The Ferryman on Broadway will be announced at a later date.