The River

by Jez Butterworth

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Tickets for today's performances, Saturday 17 November, have now sold out. A remote cabin on the cliffs, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. The writer director team that brought Jerusalem to the Royal Court return with a bewitching new story Tickets for The River will be released each day at 9am online. An allocation of 30 tickets will also be available for purchase in person at the Royal Court Theatre Box Office from 10am. (Please be aware that there is no cover from the weather for the day seats queue.) All patrons can purchase a maximum of 2 tickets each. Please "click here": for further information and frequently asked questions on how to book tickets online for this production. Jez Butterworth's most recent play at the Royal Court was the critically-acclaimed hit Jerusalem in 2009, directed by Ian Rickson, which went on to play two record breaking runs in the West End, as well as transferring to Broadway. His 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. Other plays at the Royal Court include The Night Heron and The Winterling. Credits elsewhere include Parlour Song at the Almeida. On film, his credits include Mojo, starring Harold Pinter, Birthday Girl, starring Nicole Kidman and Fair Game_ starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. Ian Rickson reunites with Jez Butterworth to direct. Rickson last directed Butterworth's multi-award-winning play Jerusalem at the Royal Court, West End and on Broadway. He also directed Butterworth's previous shows The Winterling, The Night Heron, Mojo and Parlour Song, He was Artistic Director of the Royal Court from 1998 -2006 where his many productions included The Seagull, which transferred to Broadway, Krapp's Last Tape which he also directed for BBC4, Fallout which he also directed as a film for Channel 4 and The Weir and Mojo both of which transferred to the West End and Broadway. Other recent credits include Hamlet (Young Vic), Hedda Gabler (Broadway), Betrayal (West End), The Children's Hour (West End) and The Hothouse (National Theatre). Running time 1hr 20 mins approx.


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