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The Ferryman to close on May 19 prior to Broadway transfer

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

Casting news

SONIA Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions have confirmed that 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 May 19, 2018 prior to its Broadway transfer.

More than 350,000 people will have seen the production during its year long run of 410 performances, with over 14,000 tickets sold at £12.50 or under.

Previously Posted: Images have been released for Jez Butterworth’s award-winning hit play The Ferryman as the new cast begin performances at the Gielgud Theatre. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: 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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