THE FERRYMAN (play)
Ends 19th May 2018.
1981. An Irish farmhouse at harvest time. A visitor arrives.
Jez Butterworth play, with Sam Mendes directing a cast featuring Paddy Considine,
Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O'Reilly.
A transfer of the hit Royal Court Theatre production.
(From the Royal Court Theatre production - seen at the afternoon
performance on 6th May 2017). Many actors have now left the cast.
Every so often, a mighty tree falls, killing an unlucky passer-by. Later, it is
discovered that the outward healthy tree was sick to the roots, yet maintained a
facade, spawning offspring for years until death reveals all.
This play is like that tree. Magnificent in every single way. A glorious,
gorgeous extended family draw us into their world, and what they hide is no
figment of some dramatist's imagination. It feels real, and could well be a
credible real life story... if a family could overcome the fear of telling.
say more about the plot would destroy any impact, even to identify the
characters would take away something for those yet to see it - and the monkey
refuses to do that. Suffice to say that it particularly noted every child in the
production, and that Rob Malone, John Hodgkinson, Paddy Considine, Laura
Donnelly, Gerard Horan, Brid Brennan and Dearblha Molloy give unparalleled
performances amid the stiffest competition from the rest of the cast.
certain the transfer is in your diary.