The West End production of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman will welcome new cast members in January as the hit play extends—for the third time—through May 2018. Originally scheduled to close in October, the production was previously extended through January 6, 2018.
The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, is now scheduled to run at the Gielgud Theatre through May 19.
The new company will give its first performance January 8. New cast members include Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess, London Road), who will play Caitlin Carney; Owen McDonnell (Single-Handed, Paula), who will play Quinn Carney; and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It; The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Death Of Stalin), who will play Tom Kettle.
Also joining the company will be Stella McCusker as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Siân Thomas as Aunt Pat, Declan Conlon as Muldoon, Dean Ashton as Frank Magennis, Terence Keeley as Diarmaid Corcoran, Sean Delaney as Michael Carney, Francis Mezza as Shane Corcoran, Kevin Creedon as JJ Carney, Laurie Kynaston as Oisin Carney, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Shena Carney.
Catherine McCormack will continue in her role as Mary Carney, as will Charles Dale as Father Horrigan, Mark Lambert as Uncle Pat, and Glenn Speers as Lawrence Malone.
The Ferryman, which had its world premiere at London's Royal Court earlier this year, broke box-office records when it sold out its entire run in a single day. The West End run opened officially June 29.
The cast of 37—17 adults, 7 covers, 12 children, and 1 baby—was originally led by Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Quinn Carney, Caitlin Carney, and Mary Carney, respectively. New cast members were welcomed in October.
The play is set in Northern Ireland in the early '80s during the Carney farmhouse's annual harvest celebration and feast. The festivities are halted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor.
The Ferryman is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street. The production features designs by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and sound and original music by Nick Powell.
For more information visit TheFerrymanPlay.com.