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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.0 Stars)

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3.0 star rating Bonnie McGuire from New York, New York


An intense story with complicated layers of lives, ideals, deceits, and human flaws. Character Tom Kettle is lifted from Of Mice and Men (right down to the rabbit). Character of Maggie is an interesting device of explanation, but at times, characterization is not credible. Overall story is complex and cemented in tragedy. Aunt Pat is the most complicated and interesting character in the play (bitter, loving, strident, misaligned in her life). Ending is a shocker! I hope they delete some scenes and even some characters. Story is powerful and instructive. The teens and kids almost steal the show! We saw play on Oct. 17–needs a bit more tweaking. Story has to focus itself on its major themes as opposed to nearly all themes of the human condition. Note to Director: Get did of the foreshadowing, dark music. Audience is smart and doesn’t need such cues. Yes, recommend it!


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A marvellous Story

The Ferryman has twenty-one well-rounded characters feeding this marvellous story and director Sam Mendes has ensured not a beat has been missed.

Having made its way to Broadway after great success in London. Butterworth's new play takes place in the Carney home in 1981, a farmhouse filled with family and love, and ongoing chores to ensure everyone participates in the festivities.

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