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The Ferryman Critics’ Reviews

Jez Butterworth's drama arrives on Broadway following an acclaimed run in London's West End.

Show Overview

About The Ferryman

Northern Ireland, 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.

Following unanimous, five-star critical acclaim and a thrice-extended, year-long run in London, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman finally debuts on Broadway this October. This “fiercely gripping play” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) is directed by Academy® and Tony Award® winner Sam Mendes and has won three Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director; three Evening Standard Theatre Awards, including Best Play and Best Director; and was named the Best New Play at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.


Critics’ Reviews (2)
A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"This explosive, exhilarating drama is what a theater lover lives for."

The Washington Post

Peter Marks

"Astonishing. This is theater as charged and expansive as life itself. It takes your breath away."

The New York Times

Ben Brantley

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