Jun 27th, 2017
Our West End reviewer, Teia, saw this production of The Ferryman when it ran in London. Here's what she thought!
"The Ferryman is a master class in storytelling, tension and release, with each scene expertly paced. Butterworth's writing is astoundingly rich with the poetic parlance of the Emerald Isle. Pure theatre magic is created when this expertly crafted dialogue meets a brilliant ensemble cast. The actors create a seamless world on stage, with an authenticity I never doubt for a minute.
Film and TV veteran Considine is a remarkable driving force, imbuing the role with a subtlety that gives way to unbridled rage. Yet he's not the only one. It's the kind of story where every character carries the weight of the action, each holding their own. Laura Donnelly's Caitlin brilliantly mirrors Considine's Quinn, both are strong and fiery, yet wounded, and ultimately undone by the past.
From the very opening of the play I was struck by the feeling that this is what serious theatre strives to be. A drama at its core, there are moments of comedy and calmness that underpin and enhance the growing suspense, forming a watertight production that I find difficult to fault. A true benchmark of the West End's modern classics, I hope to see it revived throughout my lifetime. I can't recommend this five star revelation enough!"
View our show pages for more information about The Ferryman, Bernard B Jacobs Theater.
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