About The Ferryman

Following a sold out run the at the Royal Court, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman transfers in the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981 at the height of the troubles, in The Ferryman the Carney household are getting ready for the annual harvest...a day of hard work and a night of hard drinking lie ahead. However, this year they are disturbed by a mysterious visitor...

Jez Butterworth’s other plays include the award-winning Jerusalem, Mojo and The River. Such was the demand for The Ferryman during it’s Royal Court run, it sold out in one day!

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Gielgud Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 6AR
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
  • Parking: Brewer Street (3mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible