Summer Festival: The River A strange, humorous thriller from award-winning writer Jez Butterworth

Summer Festival: The River

The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 23 May 2024 - Sat 25 May 2024
  • Location The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Tickets

    Single £10
    Double Bill £15
    Season Ticket £40

  • Creative Team

    Written by Jez Butterworth
    Directed by Jon-Luke Goodman
    Designed by Ally Williams

Book Tickets

“It’s my tragedy in life that if I want to get a man to notice me, first I have to put on big rubber waders.”

On a moonless night, when the silver trout run, a keen fly fisher escapes to a cabin to reach a new depth of connection with his partner. But the river reflects back the characters’ innermost desires and perhaps not all is as it seems…

The River is a strange and humorous thriller from award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth, exploring what it means to be searching for the future whilst being confronted by the past.

This play is showing as a double bill with Black Mountain. Find out more about the BOVTS Summer Festival at the Wardrobe Theatre here.

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018