Paddy Considine & Genevieve O’Reilly in The Ferryman

The Ferryman begins performances on Broadway

An official opening night is set for October 21, 2018, at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Broadway premiere of Jez Butterworth's smash-hit play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, begins previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on October 21, 2018.

Synopsis: "The Ferryman is set in rural Northern Ireland in 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 cast of The Ferryman includes Paddy Considine (as Quinn Carney), Laura Donnelly (as Caitlin Carney), and Genevieve O'Reilly (as Mary Carney), alongside Dean Ashton, Glynis Bell, Gina Costigan, Charles Dale, Justin Edwards, Fra Fee, Fionnula Flanagan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Conor MacNeill, Colin McPhillamy, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Glenn Speers, Niall Wright, Audrey Bennett, Peter Bradbury, Trevor Harrison Braun, Will Coombs, Carly Gold, Holly Gould, Matilda Lawler, Michael McArthur, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osbourne, and Brooklyn Shuck.

The play premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre, reuniting Mendes and Butterworth following their work on the latest James Bond film, "Spectre." The play then transferred to the West End's Gielgud Theatre, where it received rave reviews from critics including our partner site, calling it a "complex, beautifully textured play".

Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions, The Ferryman's creative team features scenic & costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design & original music by Nick Powell, choreography by Scarlett Mackmin, and hair, wigs & make-up design by Campbell Young Associates. William Berloni serves as animal trainer, Terry King as UK fight director, Thomas Schall as US fight director, Majella Hurley as UK dialect coach, and Deborah Hecht serves as US dialect coach.

The Ferryman Tickets are available now for performances from October 2, 2018, through to February 17, 2019.

(Photo by Johan Persson)

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