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The Night Heron

by Jez Butterworth

The Night Heron Synopsis

Anarchic new play for the Royal Court starring Ray Winstone by the author of the Olivier Award-winning rock'n'roll hit, Mojo, and the upcoming Nicole Kidman movie, Birthday Girl The sighting of a rare bird attracts 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 plus the arrival of a possible lodger. Meanwhile, outside the town is stirring...The Night Heron is Jez Butterworth's second play following his astonishing debut with Mojo, which won him the 1995 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Writers' Guild New Writer of the Year Award, the Evening Standard Award for the Most Promising Playwright and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. The Night Heron premieres at the Royal Court in April 2002, in a production by the Court's Artistic Director, Ian Rickson.

The Night Heron Press Reviews

'One of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years' Time Out 'Superbly captures the atmosphere of the infant British rock 'n' roll scene' Daily Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9781854596994
Publication date: 26th April 2002
Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

About Jez Butterworth

Jez Butterworth's first play was Mojo (1995), which he also directed on film. His second film, both as author and director, is Birthday Girl starring Nicole Kidman and due for release in Spring 2002.

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