The River

by Jez Butterworth

‘And the next day I went back to the river, and I took off my clothes and I dived in the water, and I looked for the fish, and I couldn’t find it, but when I surfaced, I was holdingsomething.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 45 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.02 out of 5
  • Published 2012 by Nick Hern Books Limited
  • Original Title: The River
  • ISBN: 184842289X (ISBN13: 9781848422896)
  • Edition Language: English
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‘And the next day I went back to the river, and I took off my clothes and I dived in the water, and I looked for the fish, and I couldn’t find it, but when I surfaced, I was holding something. Something else.’A remote cabin on the cliffs, a man and a woman, and a moonless night.The River is a bewitching new play from the writer of the international smash-hit Jerusalem. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2012, in a production directed by Ian Rickson.Jez Butterworth’s first play Mojo opened at the Royal Court, winning five awards including the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Most promising Playwright and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. His most recent play Jerusalem also premiered at the Royal Court, before taking the West End and Broadway by storm.