Critically Acclaimed Play The Ferryman Extends Run in West End

Jez Butterworth’s critically acclaimed play, The Ferryman, is extending its run in Gielgud Theatre until 2018.

Directed by Sam Mendez, the play is about a family in Northern Ireland preparing for the annual harvest when a visitor interrupts their celebration. It first opened at the Royal Court Theatre to rave reviews before moving to Gielgud Theatre this June.

The production was originally due to end on 7th October, but now it is booking until 6th January 2018.

Producers have yet to announce the cast for the extended booking. Nevertheless, the current cast members still include Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly,  Genevieve O’Reilly, and Bríd Brennan.

Paddy Considine and Genevieve O'Reilly on The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre. Photo courtesy of Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.
Paddy Considine and Genevieve O’Reilly on The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre. Photo courtesy of Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.

About the current Ferryman cast

Before his stage debut on The Ferryman, Paddy Considine has played a number of dark, troubled characters. He played supporting roles in numerous films such as Cinderella ManHot Fuzz, and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Laura Donnelly made her on-screen debut in 2005 when she starred in the Channel 4 drama, Sugar Rush. She also appeared in TV series CasualtyHex, and Outlander. Her theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet (Regents Park) and The River (Royal Court Theatre/Circle in the Square).

Genevieve O’Reilly is famous for her work in the Star Wars franchise as Mon Mothma. She also appeared in other theatre productions including The White DevilThe Way of the World (Sydney Theatre Company), and The Weir (Gate Theatre).

Meanwhile, Bríd Brennan has been in films and on stage and TV, but she is prolific for her theatre work. She originated the role of Agnes in the critically acclaimed production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, which won her a Tony Award.

With them are Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare, and Niall Wright.