New cast announced for The Ferryman

The Ferryman new cast announced

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions have announced new casting Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman opened at the Royal Court to critical acclaim becoming the fastest selling show in the theatre’s history.  The show has continued its success since transferring to the Gielgud Theatre where it is now booking until January 2018. The new cast of The Ferryman after October 7, 2017 will comprise Maureen Beattie  – Aunt Maggie Far Away, Charles Dale  – Father Horrigan, Laurie Davidson – Shane Corcoran, Fra Fee – Michael Carney, Stuart Graham – Muldoon, Sarah Greene  –  Caitlin Carney, William Houston – Quinn Carney, Ivan Kaye – Tom Kettle, Mark Lambert – Uncle Patrick Carney, Carla Langley – Shena Carney, Catherine McCormack – Mary Carney, Fergal McElherron – Frank Magennis, Conor MacNeill – Diarmaid Corcoran, Rob Malone – Oisin Carney, Dearbhla Molloy … Read more

Looking back at nearly five years of Curious Incident

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

After nearly 1,500 performances, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is nearing its end in London. Mark Ludmon looks back over its five-year run. Nearly five years – or 1,743 days – after Christopher Boone first set out to investigate The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the National Theatre, the show continues to earn standing ovations at its current home of the Gielgud. Audiences are wowed by Bunny Christie’s design, Finn Ross’s video effects, Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham’s movement direction, Simon Stephens’s writing, Mark Haddon’s story and, of course, the talent and physical prowess required to play the lead role of Christopher. After nearly 1,500 performances, the show will end its run in London on June 3. In that time, it will have been seen by over 1 million people in London, with Christopher played by 18 different actors including understudies. With many … Read more

Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman Transfers to Gielgud Theatre

Book tickets for The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth at the Gielgud Theatre

Jez Buttwerworth’s new play The Ferryman has become the fastest selling play in the history of the Royal Court Theatre. As a result, it has been announced that the play will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre for 16 weeks from 20 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale. Rural Derry, 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. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine will be joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes. The cast will also include Bríd Brennan, 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 with … Read more

Curious Incident London Announces 3 June 2017 Closing

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In the Night-Time. photo: Brinkhoff-Mogenburg

The National Theatre has announced that after five years in London, their award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time playing at the Gielgud Theatre will close on Saturday 3 June 2017. The show will undertake a second UK tour starting in January 2017. Adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens, the production is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards including Best Play, more than any other single play in West End history. By the time it closes The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will have played over 1600 performances and been seen by over 1 million people in London and 2.5 million people worldwide. National Theatre Executive Director, Lisa Burger said: ‘Audiences in London and across the country have embraced Marianne Elliott’s groundbreaking production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Our first tour of Curious Incident … Read more

Five Reasons To See: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

We recently paid a visit to the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre. Here are our top 5 reasons to see this remarkable piece of theatre:- 1) The test of time To withstand the test of time in London’s West End is no mean feat – particularly during a recession. As with The National Theatre’s runaway success War Horse, the enduring popularity of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time came to many as a surprise; not because it wasn’t worthy of sell-out shows and five star reviews – far from it – but simply because in 2012, when Curious Incident premiered at the Cottesloe Theatre, times were particularly tough for everyone. Since then Curious Incident has been unstoppable, receiving seven Olivier Awards and taking home Best New Play at the 2013 Whatsonstage Awards. Even when … Read more

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