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New casting announced for The Ferryman

Current cast of The Ferryman. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

Casting news

NEW casting has been announced for Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, which is booking at the Gielgud Theatre until May 19, 2018.

Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess and London Road, National Theatre) 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 (Aunt Pat), Declan Conlon (Muldoon), Dean Ashton (Frank Magennis), Terence Keeley (Diarmaid Corcoran), Sean Delaney (Michael Carney), Francis Mezza (Shane Corcoran), Kevin Creedon (JJ Carney), Laurie Kynaston (Oisin Carney) and Saoirse-Monica Jackson (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 new company will give its first performance on January 8, 2018.

Set in rural Derry in 1981, The Ferryman finds the Carney farmhouse a hive of activity with preparations under way 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, directed by Sam Mendes, 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.

Age Guidance: 14+. Contains strong language.

Image: Current cast of The Ferryman. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

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