The Ferryman

Gielgud Theatre

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With a story by Jez Butterworth and direction by Sam Mendes, this play – which sold out at the Royal Court Theatre – is a guaranteed hit. Set in Northern Ireland in 1981, it follows the Carney household as they prepare for a feast to celebrate the annual harvest. But a visitor interrupts proceedings.

“Leaves you overwhelmed by the power of great theatre” Huffington Post

“A class of its own” The Times

“A monumental achievement” Time Out

Following unanimous critical acclaim and widespread demand for tickets, Jez Butterworth's epic new play The Ferryman is booking to 19 May 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, the play premiered at the Royal Court, becoming the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history.

Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations 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.

Please note: evening performances start at 7pm


  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross
  • Covent Garden
  • Tottenham Court Road
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