The River

Jez Butterworth(Nick Hern Books)

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A bewitching play by Jez Butterworth, author of the global smash-hit <i>Jerusalem</i>.

Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012.

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 delicately unfolding puzzle... all of it is wrapped in marvelous language... extraordinary.' <i>The Times</i>

'One of the best productions of the year... a magnetically eerie, luminously beautiful psychodrama.' <i>Time Out</i>

'Strange, eerie, tense...

Butterworth possesses a singular talent.' <i>Guardian</i>

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