The Ferryman

The Ferryman tickets

Gielgud Theatre

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The Ferryman - London


Jez Butterworth’s epic new play The Ferryman transfers to the West End. Directed by Sam Mendes, the cast includes multi award-winning actor Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly.

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.

The Ferryman London cast includes Brid Brennan as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Turlough Convery as Lawrence Malone, Fra Fee as Michael Carney, Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney, Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney, and Tom Glynn-Carney as Shane Corcoran.

The Ferryman reviews have said ‘Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes deliver a tale of passion and violence’ (Guardian) and ‘Miss this and you’ve missed a marvel’ (Daily Telegraph).

Get your The Ferryman tickets today at and enjoy what The Independent is calling ‘An instant classic’.


What is The Ferryman about?


Set in the kitchen of an Armagh farmhouse in 1981, The Ferryman story concerns Quinn Carney (Paddy Considine), a father whose life has been changed by the sudden disappearance of his brother Seamus, leaving him and his wife Mary (Genevieve O'Reilly) to take in his brother's wife Caitlin (Laura Donnelly) who always believed that Seamus would return. This uneasy bond is about to change, however, when a body is found preserved in a bog.


How long does The Ferryman run for?


The Ferryman running time is approximately 3 hours plus a 15 minute interval and a few minutes pause between Acts Two and Three.

The Ferryman London venue is The Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. Designed by W. G. R. Sprague and opened on 27 December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, named after Seymour Hicks, actor, manager and playwright, for whom it was built., In 1994 the theatre was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in honour of John Gielgud. Work on the facade of the theatre started in March 2007 and the interior restoration, including reinstating the boxes at the back of the dress circle, was completed in January 2008.


The Ferryman reviews


★★★★★‘PLAY OF THE YEAR’ Time Out


★★★★★ ‘AN INSTANT CLASSIC’  Independent


The Ferryman - Booking information

Ticket Information

  • Your tickets will be held for you to collect at the venue's box office one hour before the performance. 
  • Please collect at the earliest opportunity, and at the latest by 6.30pm for 7pm performances, 1pm at the latest for 1.30pm matinee performances.
    Please remember to bring along your confirmation email as proof of purchase.

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The Ferryman - Event information

Please note the earlier than usual start time of 19:00 for evening performances and 13:30 for matinee performances. For evening performances a theatre bar will be open from 6.15pm and the auditorium will open at 6.30pm. For matinee performances the bar and auditorium will open at 1pm. 

Performances will start promptly at 19:00 so please arrive at the theatre in plenty of time - latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre auditorium until a suitable break in the performance. 

Please note that no hot food will be permitted into the auditorium and food cannot be stored at the theatre.

Show running time: 3 hours 15 minutes including one 15 minute interval between Acts One and Two and a brief pause between Acts Two and Three

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Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

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