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