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The River

The River by Jez Butterworth
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A bewitching play by Jez Butterworth, author of the global smash-hit Jerusalem. 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.' The Times

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

'Strange, eerie, tense... Butterworth possesses a singular talent.' Guardian

Nick Hern Books; November 2012
64 pages; ISBN 9781780011868
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Title: The River
Author: Jez Butterworth
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