Take a look at the new cast of The Ferryman
Following unanimous critical acclaim and widespread demand for tickets, Jez Butterworth’s epic new play The Ferryman is now 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.
A new cast started this week including Rosalie Craig as Caitlin Carney, Owen McDonnell as Quinn Carney, and Justin Edwards as Tom Kettle.
They will be joined by Stella McCusker as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Siân Thomas as Aunt Pat, Declan Conlon as Muldoon, Dean Ashton as Frank Magennis, Terence Keeley as Diarmaid Corcoran, Sean Delaney as Michael Carney, Francis Mezza as Shane Corcoran, Kevin Creedon as JJ Carney, Laurie Kynaston as Oisin Carney and Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Shena Carney.
Catherine McCormack will continue in her role as Mary Carney, as will Charles Dale as Father Horrigan, Mark Lambert as Uncle Pat and Glenn Speers as Lawrence Malone. The full company comprises 37 performers: 17 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.
What Is The Ferryman About?
The Ferryman is set in Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney family are busy preparing for an evening of feasting and celebrations following the annual harvest day. But this year, they have a visitor.
Since its opening in London earlier this year, first at The Royal Court and then in West End, The Ferryman has been one of the most important plays of 2017, having been given 5 star reviews by all of the main theatre critics, including The Independent, The Stage, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, The Financial Times and so on. The Standard says ‘it’s a triumphant show that fully justifies the hype’.
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