The Ferryman

The Ferryman tickets

Gielgud Theatre

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The Ferryman | London

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.

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

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


The Ferryman cast

The Ferryman London cast includes multi award-winning Genevieve O’Reilly, and 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

'Play  of the Year' 
Time Out

'Miss this and you've missed a Marvel' 
Daily Telegraph

'An Instant Classic.' 
The Independant

'Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes deliver a tale of passion and violence.' 
The Guardian

The Ferryman - Booking information

Ticket information

  • Your tickets will be held for you to collect at the venue's box office 1hr prior to the time of your selected 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.
  • This theatre is very strict on the exchange and cancellation of tickets.
  • Please ensure that all of your details are correct before making the booking, as mistakes cannot always be rectified later.

Got any questions about your booking? Hopefully you will find the answer in our frequently asked questions section.

The Ferryman - Event information

  • Running time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Is there an interval? Yes, one 15 minute interval between Acts One and Two and a brief pause between Acts Two and Three
  • Is there a dress code? No
  • Age recommendation: The production is suitable for ages 14+. 
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Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

  • Undergrounds: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road
  • Buses: to Shaftesbury Avenue: 14,19,38, Regent Street: 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 139, 159, 453
  • The nearest car parks: Chinatown and Soho
  • Please contact the venue directly for information about disabled access (P: 0844 482 5130)
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