The River


ISBN: 9781848422896
Author: By Jez Butterworth
Publication Date: 18/10/2012
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 64pp.
Availability: Available

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On a moonless night in August when the sea trout are ready to run, a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come for the fly-fishing since he was a boy. But she’s not the only woman he has brought here – or indeed the last.

A bewitching story from the author of global smash hit Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth’s play The River was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2012.

‘Bewitchingly strange – watery and wild but deftly crafted’
Evening Standard

‘Strange, eerie, tense… Butterworth possesses a singular talent’

‘Teasing, haunting and hushed… this subtle, troubling piece is likely to nag away in the memory’

‘As taut as a wire and as tense as a thriller’

‘One of the best productions of the year… a magnetically eerie, luminously beautiful psychodrama’
Time Out

‘A delicately unfolding puzzle… all of it is wrapped in marvellous language… extraordinary’
The Times

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