The FerrymanDuration 3h15

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR

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Jez Butterworth’s epic new play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes (best known for his direction of Bond film Skyfall), transports audiences to a 1981 rural Derry in festive mood - but overshadowed by the ghosts of the past.

“You can’t bury the past.”

Rural Derry, 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.

The Ferryman won widespread critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court earlier in 2017, becoming the fastest selling show in the theatre’s history before transferring to the West End's Gielgud Theatre.

Please note the earlier than usual performance start times: Monday-Saturday 7pm, Wednesday & Saturday 1.30pm

Age Guidance: 14+. Contains strong language.

Please refrain from arriving with large bags as they will not be permitted inside the auditorium and may not be able to be stored in the Gielgud Theatre cloakroom.

Cast & Creatives

Maureen Beattie, Charles Dale, Laurie Davidson, Fra Free, Stuart Graham, Sarah Greene, William Houston, Ivan Kaye, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Catherine McCormack, Fergal McElherron, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Glenn Speers, Niall Wright
Jez Butterworth
Sam Mendes
Music by
Nick Powell
Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions
Lighting Designer
Peter Mumford
Nick Powell

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Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR
0844 482 5130 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus (approx. 250m)
Nearest bus
14, 19, 38
Nearest train
Charing Cross

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown only 4 minutes walk away. 2 spaces for blue badge holders in Archer Street.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 482 5137 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Discounts available for all disabled people and their companions.
Limited mobility
Please ask when booking if you require extra leg room - rows J and K in the Stalls and aisle seats have the most leg room.
Access description
One 10cm step up into the foyer, through swing doors. Box Office on the right. There is a sofa in the foyer. Handrails on both sides of staircases. All steps are highlighted. Dress Circle up 3 steps (2 steep steps between rows). Ramp available to give level access to front of Dress Circle. 20 steps down to the Stalls and 30 up to the Upper Circle from an entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue to the right of the main foyer entrance. The upper circle also has two steep steps between each row.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system with 15 headsets + 2 which attach tp haring aides - collect your headsets from the cloakroom: name and address required. The best reception is in the front area of all levels of the auditorium. Induction loop at the Box Office.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit for 2 guide dogs per performance.
Entrance to the auditorium is through the third side EXIT door on Rupert Street. Ask a member of staff to open this for you. One 12cm step up to the front of the Dress Circle. Venue suitable for scooters. B5 + B30 are wheelchair spaces. Companions to be seated in B6 + B29. Seats on the end of row B also act as transfer seats.
16 steps up to the women's and men's from the foyer. There are toilets situated on all levels of the auditorium.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet in foyer near the bar.
3 licensed bars. Foyer bar up 2 steps, on same level as dress circle and adapted toilet.wheelchair space (along a side corridor). Moveable seats. Foyer bar 3 steps up from the foyer. Stalls bar 4 steps down from the back of the stalls, with fixed seats.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens