About The Ferryman

Please note: evening performances start at 7pm.

The play that everyone’s talking about. Set in rural Derry during the harvest, Jez Butterworth’s latest masterpiece opened to rave 5-star reviews at the Royal Court Theatre earlier this year, with Time Out calling it “the play of the year”.

The Ferryman has since moved to the West End, taking up residence in the enchanting Gielgud Theatre. Watch in awe as Butterworth’s Irish tale of hardship and politics unfolds. This is the dramatic event of the year, with Sam Mendes directing and a 38 strong cast –including a real life baby-, it’s guaranteed to be a memorable show. 

The Ferryman is now booking to 19 May 2018.


The cast is led by Owen McDonnell (Quinn Carney) and Rosalie Craig (Caitlin Carney). 

They are joined by Stella McCusker (Aunt Maggie Far Away), Charles Dale (Father Horrigan), Francis Mezza (Shane Corcoran), Sean Delaney (Michael Carney), Declan Conlon (Muldoon), Justin Edwards (Tom Kettle), Mark Lambert (Uncle Patrick Carney), Saoirse-Monica Jackson  (Shena Carney), Catherine McCormack (Mary Carney), Dean Ashton (Frank Magennis), Terence Keeley (Diarmaid Corcoran), Laurie Kynaston (Oisin Carney), Sian Thomas (Aunt Pat Carney), Glenn Speers (Lawrence Malone) and Kevin Creedon (JJ Carney). 

The full company is made up of 18 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.

What's the story?

The year is 1981 and the Carney family’s annual harvest celebrations are interrupted by the news that a missing man's body has surfaced in a nearby bog. With this ghost from his time with the IRA rearing its ugly head, Quinn Carney struggles against his desire to remain a peaceful farmer.


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The Ferryman Performance Dates & Times

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Gielgud Theatre

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Where is The Ferryman?

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 6AR
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
  • Parking: Brewer Street (3mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible