The River

Wildgoose Theatre

The River

by Jez Butterworth
Directed by Andy Love


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 fly-fishing since he was a boy. But is she the only woman he has brought here, or indeed the last?

A fascinating psychological drama from the writer of “Mojo”, “Jerusalem” and “The Ferryman” as well as Sky Atlantic’s “Britannia”.

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th April at 7:30pm
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April at 3:00pm

£12 full price, £10 early bird (Book before 17 March)
£10 concession (unwaged), £5 full time education.

Box Office: 01904 613000 or online

Reviews of previous productions of The River:

“The River is subtle, sleek and dark. Here is a sense of the mysterious and of kinship with others long gone. It is perhaps about time and eternity, about that spot on the river that, while always the same, is always changing. A wonderful play, glinting and elusive as a fish.” -Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

“The River is like a subtly crafted piece of chamber music. It is teasing, haunting and hushed. It is also damnably difficult to write about, as there is a mystery at its heart that I must not reveal.” Charles Spencer, Telegraph