The Ferryman London Tickets
The Ferryman tickets
Set in rural Derry in the 1980's, The Ferryman tells the tale of the Carney family as they prepare for the annual harvest. This year, however, the festivities are interrupted by a strange visitor who plunges the family into violence and chaos, and history collides with the present in a way that shows the past can never truly be buried.
Multi-award winning director Sam Mendes returns to the West End this year, directing Jez Butterworth's hotly anticipated new play The Ferryman. Debuting at the Royal Court where tickets sold out in record time, The Ferryman tickets are now on sale for the production's 16-week run at the Gielgud Theatre in London's Soho.
The Ferryman history
The keenly awaited The Ferryman effectively serves as a follow-up to Jez Butterworth's era-defining Jerusalem, which ran for two hit seasons in the West End. When Jerusalem neared the end of its London run in January 2012, there were people queuing overnight in sub-zero temperatures to get a ticket. Jerusalem won the Evening Standard Theatre Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play, and also received a Tony Award nomination for Best New Play.
The Ferryman is the sixth of Butterworth's plays to open at London's Royal Court, and is the theatre's fastest-selling production. When tickets first went on sale at the Court, they sold out in less than one day. Butterworth and director Sam Mendes have previously collaborated on the scripts for Skyfall and Spectre from the James Bond franchise, which starred Daniel Craig as 007.
The Ferryman storyline
The Ferryman is set in rural County Londonderry in 1981, at the height of Northern Ireland's ethno-nationalist conflict known as "the Troubles" and the year of the prison hunger strikes in which Bobby Sands and nine other republican prisoners starved themselves to death. The play charts the progress of the large, vibrant Carney family, who are preparing for an evening of feasting and celebration when their family reunion is interrupted by an unexpected guest.
Menace and unpredictable outbursts of violence are never far away as Irish nationalist politics leach into the rural family idyll, reaching extreme tensions amid hunger strikes and warfare. Part history lesson, part sprawling family epic, The Ferryman exhumes the bones of troubled Irish history as the Carney family are forced to explore their relationship with the land and with their homeland, and characters discover links between the present and the past. One thing is clear: the Carneys take care of their own.
Similar to The Ferryman
Fans of The Ferryman might also check out Woyzeck, an adaptation of Georg Bchner's influential play set in 1980s Cold War-riddled Berlin, and Obsession, the stage transfer of the classic psychological thriller about charm, passion and murder.
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