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THE FERRYMAN

Now showing, Closes 6 Jan 2018

"It is thrilling to know that wider audiences will now have a chance to see this extraordinary new work from one of our most important writers."

Sonia Friedman, Producer

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Starring Paddy Considine until 7th October

Having already sold out its previously announced run at The Royal Court, Jez Butterworth's much anticipated new play will transfer part and parcel to the West End's Gielgud Theatre this summer, led by Paddy Considine in his professional theatre debut. Promising to be as monumental as 2009's Jerusalem, The Ferryman takes us back to 1980's Northern Ireland, into the lives of a rural Derry family on the eve of their harvest supper. When an uninvited visitor arrives with distressing news, they face a stark choice between duty and family, the individual or the whole.

Considine will play patriarch Quinn Carney, alongside Laura Donnelly, Fra Free, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O'Hare and Niall Wright. Director Sam Mendes returns to the London stage to round what is sure to be an unmissable production.

pAY THE TOLL

Set during the height of the Troubles, the story centres on the farming Carney family, residing in rural Derry. As they prepare to bring in the year's harvest, their peaceful idyll is shattered with the arrival of a visitor, just as they settle down for their celebrations. Bringing troubling news of a prison hunger strike in which 10 republican prisoners starved themselves to death, the large family are faced with a choice; to take up the sword in aid of the prisoners or work the fields for the family.

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Dates

Previews from: 10 June 2017

Opening night: 29 June 2017

Booking through until: 6 January 2018

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