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The Ferryman extends for a second time

The Ferryman - Artwork Design by Dewynters. Photo by Johan Persson.

Casting news

DUE to an overwhelming demand for tickets, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, has extended its run at the Gielgud Theatre for a second time and is now booking until May 19, 2018.

Full casting for the new booking period will be confirmed soon.

Previously Posted: Producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions have announced new cast members for The Ferryman, which is currently booking at the Gielgud Theatre until January 6, 2018.

The original company will give its final performance on October 7, 2017, after which the cast will be comprised of:

Maureen Beattie (as Aunt Maggie Far Away), Charles Dale (Father Horrigan), Laurie Davidson (Shane Corcoran), Fra Fee (Michael Carney), Stuart Graham (Muldoon), Sarah Greene (Caitlin Carney), William Houston (Quinn Carney), Ivan Kaye (Tom Kettle), Mark Lambert (Uncle Patrick Carney), Carla Langley (Shena Carney), Catherine McCormack (Mary Carney), Fergal McElherron (Frank Magennis), Conor MacNeill (Diarmaid Corcoran), Rob Malone (Oisin Carney), Dearbhla Molloy (Aunt Pat Carney), Glenn Speers (Lawrence Malone) and Niall Wright (JJ Carney).

As previously the full company comprises 37 performers: 17 main adults, seven covers, 12 children on rota and one baby.

The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court and was the fastest selling show in the theatre’s history. This phenomenal success has continued at the Gielgud Theatre where it has been playing to sold-out houses, with early morning queues on Shaftesbury Avenue for the £12 day seats each day.

Set in rural Derry in 1981, The Ferryman finds the Carney farmhouse a hive of activity with preparations under way 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.

Read more about The Ferryman.