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Gielgud Theatre

35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
+44 844 482 5130
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The Ferryman

I just couldn't relate to this play at all. If you like endless family chit-chat, dancing around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Henry d
Heerlen, The Netherlands
The Ferryman

We both loved this gritty play set in the 1970 /80s. Outstanding cast, great story and well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
+44 844 482 5130
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Reviewed yesterday

I just couldn't relate to this play at all. If you like endless family chit-chat, dancing around the table and tame jokes, than this is the play for you. I think if they had deleted half of the hours long text, it would have been...More

Thank Henry d
Reviewed 3 days ago

We both loved this gritty play set in the 1970 /80s. Outstanding cast, great story and well acted. One of the best shows I have seen in London in the past 5 years.

Thank billblair
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to see The Ferryman tonight at the Gielgud. We regularly visit London theatres and this was one of the best plays we have seen in a long time. Really worth making the effort to see it. However, the Gielgud is notorious for having some...More

Thank Charliemacclesfield1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited to see Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime. A great play, very well done. Theatre good, seats narrow but we had a clear unobstructed view. Staff very helpful and interval service well organised.

Thank Elephantemg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We secured the last 4 seats for the Ferryman and they were in the Grand Circle that is 'the Gods' If you have the slightest problem with your hearing don't sit here because with obscured vision you'll not only miss much of the action but...More

Thank normateakle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw "The Ferryman" here on June 30th and were both thrilled. It was a wonderful performance by a stellar cast in a gorgeous West End theater. Neither of us knew much about the storyline when we bought the tickets but as it turned out...More

Thank Darrell F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A powerful story of a recent time in Northern Irish history. Parts well played by an excellent cast, including a group of children (and an infant!!) We were sitting in the upper gallery and could not see a small part of the stage. This was...More

Thank Berdy2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth is an outstanding play about a family and their dealings with the IRA past and present. Set in a farmhouse in1981 the action involves over twenty excellent, believable characters played with skill and purpose. They are directed with great vision...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A classic theatre in the heartland of theatreland in Shaftesbury avenue. Nice facilities adding to an enjoyable evening. Seats are okay. With coming here as it has a nice decor and atmosphere.

Thank perfect_spy
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Most likely your seats are going to suck. A lot of obstructed views. Have to sit in front row or at the bottom. I couldn't see a majority of the play I saw. Small seats. Not great. Would not likely go back to the theater...More

Thank allspice97
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8 April 2017|
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Response from Angus R | Reviewed this property |
We had £10 restricted view seats at the back of the Grand Circle. There was only one point in the production when our view was actually restricted (actors were all right at front of the stage). Depends on your budget and... More
23 February 2017|
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Response from lizcp83 | Reviewed this property |
hi, we sat four rows back but I can't see you would have many issues view wise. However it would depend on the performance you are seeing and the staging. We saw The Curious Incident and the staging is minimal with most... More