"THE NIGHT HERON" EXTENDS TO 18TH MAY 02


"THE NIGHT HERON" EXTENDS TO 18TH MAY 02

The Night Heron by Jez Butterworth, has been extended by one week to 18th May 02 at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs.

This new play opened last week to mixed notices from the popular press: CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "It's funny, it's sad, it's haunting and it is also strangely beautiful. Best of all, it is quite unlike anything you have seen before." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "The play strikes me as a muddle, and not a very rich and rewarding muddle." RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "It's a quirky, creepy play with scenes few other writers are likely to imagine.."

It is directed by Ian Rickson, designed by Ultz, with lighting by Mick Hughes. The play features Roger Morlidge, Paul Ritter, Jessica Stevenson , Ray Winstone.

The sighting of a rare bird attracts the world's attention to a remote part of the Fens. The visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin Wattmore, bruised and bleeding, is recording the Old Testament onto cassette. Griffin arrives with fish and chips. Salvation is at hand - a cash prize for winning the university poetry competition and a possible lodger. Meanwhile, outside the town is stirring.

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