THE FERRYMAN

Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, won widespread critical acclaim during its run at the Jerwood Theatre, Royal Court from 24 April until 20 May 2017. The play, produced by Sonia Friedman ProductionsNeal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions, was the fastest selling show in the Royal Court’s history.

“Vanishing. It’s a powerful word, that. A powerful word.”

Rural Northern Ireland, 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.
 
“This family can take care of its own.”