Blair Brown Departs THE FERRYMAN Due To Injury, Fionnula Flanagan Extends Engagement
Tony Award winner Blair Brown, who was announced to take over the role of Aunt Maggie Far Away in The Ferryman, has withdrawn from the production due to an injury unrelated to the show.
Tony Award nominee Fionnula Flanagan, who originated the role in The Ferryman's Broadway cast, has extended her engagement in the production.
The Ferryman won three 2018 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play (marking Jez Butterworth's second Olivier win), Best Actress Laura Donnelly, and Best Director Sam Mendes (marking his fourth Olivier win). The Ferryman also won three 2017 Evening Standard Awards, including Best Play and Best Director, as well as the Emerging Talent Award for Tom Glynn-Carney; three 2018 Whatsonstage Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Fra Fee; and was named the Best New Play at the 2018 UK Critics' Circle Awards.
The Ferryman is set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.
The Ferryman's creative team is Rob Howell(scenic and costume design), Peter Mumford (lighting design), Nick Powell(sound design and original music), Amy BallCDG (UK Casting), Jim Carnahan, C.S.A andJillian Cimini C.S.A. (US Casting), Tim Hoare(new cast director), Scarlett Mackmin(choreography), Benjamin Endsley Klein(resident director), Campbell YoungAssociates (hair, wigs and makeup design),William Berloni (animal trainer), Terry King(UK fight director), Thomas Schall(US fight director), Majella Hurley (UK dialect coach), and Deborah Hecht (US dialect coach).