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.
The new play from the writer of multi-award-winning modern classic Jerusalem, The Ferryman premieres at the Royal Court, London, in April 2017, directed by Sam Mendes.
THE FERRYMAN was first staged in a sold out run at the Royal Court Theatre, London, then transferred to the West End on June 20, 2017
About the Author
Jez Butterworth's playwriting debut, Mojo, was staged at the Royal Court in 1995, and was acclaimed as 'one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years' (Time Out). Since then his plays have been premiered at the Royal Court, at the Almeida Theatre and at the Atlantic Theater in New York. Jerusalem ran for two hit seasons in the West End, as well as on Broadway. His films include Birthday Girl, Fair Game and an adaptation of Mojo.