The River

The River

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by Jez Butterworth

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS

Directed by Paul Chewins

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...

The River is a piece of gorgeously sensitive writing; teasing, haunted and hushed. It is utterly beguiling in its subtle deconstruction of the way we conduct ourselves in relationships - the facades erected, the lies told, the declarations made, the pasts conveniently ignored.

Are we witnessing a ghost story, a gothic thriller, a parable? The River perplexes, the audience is never allowed to settle, never allowed to get a foothold on logic or reality.

The Wildman provides the perfect intimate atmosphere for this beautiful play.

“I may bring other women here, to this place, and I may tell them I love them …  but they will be impostors. And I will be a ghost.”

The production contains strong language.

Monday 7th – Saturday 12th July 2025 7.30pm

Tickets £10.00 (Students £6.00, Greenroom £5.00)

Wildman Studio