Old Beaumont friend John John as a boy while he and I were visiting Kew gardens recently, recommended "The Ferryman" , a play by Jez Butterworth.
As the play is set in Ireland where with John, I had first met mrs maytrees some 45 years ago, and only shortly after the time of our first meeting, I was intrigued, so booked seats for younger sister to join us for her birthday celebration, at the Gielgud Theatre, to enjoy the play last Wednesday afternoon.
The production commenced at 1:30pm and finished a only shortly before 5pm so involved a lengthy period of it turned out, great interest and brilliant acting.
I cannot better The London Evening Standard review, which read:
Set in Northern Ireland in the early Eighties, it’s a complex family portrait, played out against the backdrop of the Troubles. At the outset we learn that the body of Seamus Carney, missing for ten years, has been located. Though his brother Quinn — an astonishingly focused Considine, brooding but also tender — is now a farmer, the discovery of Seamus's pickled corpse reconnects him to an ugly past he’d hoped to put behind him.