“A play which stays with you after the curtain comes down, teasing away at both brain and emotions.”
“If you lose me you will search for me. Forever.”
A cabin somewhere in the Tyne Valley. A man brings a woman for a romantic weekend to get close to nature and experience the wonder of the River. But is there one woman or many? Is he just a womaniser or is he seeking the woman he has always loved, over and over again?
A love story, a ghost story, a haunting mystery, The River is a drama about desire and longing that you will never forget.
Jez Butterworth is the award-winning author of Mojo, Jerusalem and The Ferryman, all of which played in London's West End and Broadway in New York. He also co-wrote the smash-hit Sci-Fi movie The Edge Of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and the TV series Britannia.
CITY THEATRE, DURHAM & QUEEN'S HALL, HEXHAM NOV/ DEC 2018
Cast and creatives
- Danny Solomon as the Man
- Hannah Ellis Ryan as the Woman
- Lois Mackie as the Other Woman
- Amy Gavin/ Josie Broome as Another Woman
- Directed by Jake Murray
- Designed by Louis Price
- Produced by Jake Murray & Hannah Ellis Ryan
- Lighting & sound by Chris Neville-Smith
- Stage/ Production Management by Felicity Gourley and Spike Easthope
- Music composed by Emily Winters
- Music sung by Laura Littlewood
- Voice coaching by Graham Eaglesham
"It is incredibly exciting to see a local theatre company put on such a challenging play with such grace and modesty... The net effect is high-quality drama minutes away from Durham market place that breaks new ground in community engagement."