The River by Jez Butterworth
21 to 28 January 2023

No Sunday performance. Evenings at 7:45pm.
2:30pm matinee on Saturday 28 January.

Comment from a first night audience member: “I have just watched an amazing piece of theatre. The audience were hooked , you could have heard a pin drop. Great production of The River, directed by Mike Rogerson. The three actors were enthralling, and the singing of Eilidh Pollard [ who also composed the song] was beautiful and haunting. Go along to Green Room , there are still some tickets left. Miss it, miss out!”

A man is on a fishing trip and has brought the woman he loves to be with him in a cabin beside a river. But, like the ebb and flow of the water, and the flash and vanish of the elusive trout, the story twists and weaves and at the very moment we think we have grasped and understood the man and woman’s love affair, we find it’s all pulled from our grasp as one reality evaporates and another, even more seductive one, is put before us.

Jez Butterworth’s plays are infused with beautiful, poetic images. In The River, he has created a bewitching story in which the fisherman’s love affair with the secretive trout eluding him in the watery depths is likened to the elusive and transitory nature of human love.

Saturday Box Office – 7, 14, 21 January – 11am to 12 noon.

Pay at the door. Tickets are available for all performances.

Note: This production contains strong language.

Following the government’s relaxation of Covid restrictions, we kindly ask you to please not attend the theatre if you feel unwell, have cold-like symptoms, or may be infectious.

Ticket Hotline

01625 540933


The ManSimon Darlington
The Other WomanMel Beswick
The WomanNicola Detheridge


This play is sponsored by: Beautiful of Wilmslow (31 Capel Lane)Beauty & Aesthetics Salon
The 2022-23 season is sponsored by: SC & P Jones (91 Chapel Lane)Builders & Plumbers merchant and bathroom specialists


DirectorMike Rogerson
Stage ManagerJohn Coghlan
Prompt/Assistant DirectorDiana Boswell
PropsFenella Fowkes
ASMChristine Unwin
LightingBruce Williams
SoundMark Seyler
WardrobePat Barrow
Composer & SingerEilidh Pollard
Rehearsal photographsChris Hills
Ticket secretaryJane Anderson
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