The Chicago Tribune calls The Ferryman ‘a sprawling, Shakespearean masterpiece and the best new play of the year’. Written by Jez Butterworth and directed by Sam Mendes, this ‘new, instant and monumental classic’ (New York Stage Review) has been ranked on more “Top 10” lists than any other show. New York Times critic Ben Brantley says, ‘It’s the Broadway production of the year’.
It's 1981 in Northern Ireland, and 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 Hollywood Reportersays, ‘This crackling thriller positively thrums with life and love. It will leave you breathless’. The Ferryman is ‘the must-see drama of the year’ (Time Out).
The Ferryman will run at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre until 7 July 2019.