The Ferryman

Started by Chris L, Jun 20, 2017, 11:42 am

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Chris L

During our brief initial stay in London, before we take off across the UK, @AmyG and I have tickets to see The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth at the Royal Court Theatre. Anybody know anything about the production? We thought it looked interesting and wanted to see at least one non-Sondheim show while we're in town. Butterworth has a strong track record in theater and movies, and Sam Mendes is directing, so we figure it will be worth seeing.
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Diane

Quote from: Chris L on Jun 20, 2017, 11:42 amDuring our brief initial stay in London, before we take off across the UK, @AmyG and I have tickets to see The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth at the Royal Court Theatre. Anybody know anything about the production? We thought it looked interesting and wanted to see at least one non-Sondheim show while we're in town. Butterworth has a strong track record in theater and movies, and Sam Mendes is directing, so we figure it will be worth seeing.

I was just reading about it--the subject has to do with the IRA, and it's over 3 hours long!  Have fun!  Mind you, I'd see it.

AmyG

From what I read, it did not sound boring at all. In fact, it sounds like it's kind of a wild ride.

Vera Charles

Butterworth and The Royal Court are a perfect pairing. What date are you going? (The Royal Court is one of my favourite producing houses in London.)

AmyG

It's actually moving to the Geilgud in June. We are seeing it there October 4. My cousin who we are going with also praised the Royal Court.

Chris L

Quote from: Vera Charles on Jun 20, 2017, 12:50 pmButterworth and The Royal Court are a perfect pairing. What date are you going? (The Royal Court is one of my favourite producing houses in London.)

October 4, right after we arrive. A night at the theater should help cure our jet lag. ;)
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Leighton

Coincidence, they just covered this on tonight's BBC News at Ten
Self indulgence is better than no indulgence!

Chris L

Quote from: Leighton on Jun 20, 2017, 02:52 pmCoincidence, they just covered this on tonight's BBC News at Ten

Really? I should see if that's online. Did they interview Butterworth and/or Mendes?
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Leighton

Both!  Seems to be very well thought of
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Chris L

Quote from: Leighton on Jun 20, 2017, 02:58 pmBoth!  Seems to be very well thought of

Glad to hear it! We had a hunch it would be.
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What's to discuss, old friend?

Leighton

It's being talked about as play of the year apparently
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Chris L

Quote from: Leighton on Jun 20, 2017, 03:01 pmIt's being talked about as play of the year apparently

Sounds like we lucked out. I'm sure they opened the show just for us.
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

Diane

I believe tickets sold out on day one at the Royal Court location and they immediately made plans for the West End transfer.  I think it is scheduled to be in NY as well.  Good catch, Amy.