The Green Room to stage Butterworth’s first new play after his smash hit ‘Jerusalem’

The River publicity photo

The Green Room Theatre will present 'The River' by Jez Butterworth - an intimate and surprising play with many twists and turns which leaves the audience to work out quite what they are watching – is it a parable, a gothic thriller or a ghost story?

The play is set in a remote cabin besides a river belonging to 'The Man', a dedicated fisherman who has invited his new love 'The Woman' to share his passion and excitement for catching sea trout. Our staycation couple are there on a mysterious moonless night, a once-a-year occurrence when folklore has it that the sea trout can be caught in abundance.

Jez Butterworth is probably best known for his smash hit play 'Jerusalem' (2009) which received rave reviews after it opened at The Royal Court Theatre and has since been described as 'the greatest British play of the 21st Century'.

Director Mike Rogerson comments "Jez Butterworth's plays are infused with beautiful, poetic images. In The River, he has created a bewitching story which keeps the audience on tenterhooks in which the fisherman's love affair with the secretive trout who elude him is likened to the elusive and transitory nature of human love."

'The River' runs at The Green Room Theatre, Wilmslow from Saturday 21st to 28th January 2023. Tickets, priced £12 and £10 for members, are now on sale at the theatre's website or by calling the box office on 01625 540933.

Each performance start times: evenings 7:45pm, matinees 2.30pm

Photo: from left to right: Mel Beswick (The Other Woman), Simon Darlington (The Man) and Nicola Detheridge (The Woman).

The Green Room Theatre