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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

  • You will receive a confirmation email.
  • If you have chosen collect at box office please print the confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.
  • If you have chosen to receive tickets by post, the tickets will be despatched approximately 2-3 days after purchase.
  • No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

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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+. 

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, 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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