Hugh Jackman stars in this Royal Court Theatre production about a fisherman who brings his girlfriend to a remote cabin in the woods. More…
Produced by the Royal Court Theatre, 'The River' tells the story of a solitary fisherman who brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin in the woods. The play asks the question: When we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost? Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway in this new play by Jez Butterworth.
See it if You'll see anything Hugh Jackman does even if the show is horrible. I recommend saving your money and just catching a glimpse at stage door
Don't see it if You want to be entertained or enjoy your time
See it if You want to see Hugh Jackman in person. The play was very cryptic and somewhat boring.
Don't see it if You don't like cryptic boring plays with spare sets.
See it if unlike me, you can figure out what the hell this was about. The lead had to explain the show to me afterwards.
Don't see it if you'd be annoyed by a show that does a great job building suspense only to provide zero payoff at the end.
See it if you like slow, smoldering mystery and feeling haunted afterward. Also, if you want to see Hugh Jackman gut a fish, cook it, and eat it.
Don't see it if you prefer action, fussier set design, neatly-packaged conclusions, or upbeat productions. If you don't want to think, go elsewhere.
See it if you want a piece that will leave you talking about it after it is over--especially if that talking is trying to figure out what you just saw
Don't see it if you want a play with a satisfying conclusion that wraps up the story with a bow. This is an extremely confusing piece
See it if Hugh Jackman is in it, or some other great actor who is pleasant to watch for 90+ minutes. Play has plenty of room for improvement.
Don't see it if you like explanations/mysteries answered.
See it if you are desperate to inhabit the same room as Hugh Jackman [guilty as charged]. also, Cush Jumbo is excellent.
Don't see it if you expect a play as complex and brilliant as Jerusalem. or don't want to see an intense 2- hander about RELATIONSHIPS
See it if For Hugh obviously, and bring your brain. You need to pay attention to when it jumps. Jez Butterworth doesn't let you rest. Fantastic set.
Don't see it if You don't want to pay attention and you need questions answered. Not a pretty wrapped up bow. Still worth it. If you can't handle flashbacks
See it if you just want to say you saw Hugh Jackman live.
Don't see it if you want to be able to make sense of the narrative you're witnessing
See it if You just want to see Hugh Jackman on stage, or don't mind really long periods of not knowing what's going on.
Don't see it if You care about the quality of the writing above all else.
See it if You'd enjoy a mysterious play about a man who seems to keep reliving his mistakes with women, with perhaps a more sinister interpretation.
Don't see it if You would be annoyed by a play that leaves you with many questions but few definite answers.
See it if you like Hugh Jackman... but even he doesn't make up for the utter crap that is "The River"
Don't see it if just don't see it. You can live your entire life without subjecting yourself to this show. The actors were fine but the play was SO BAD.
See it if you enjoy existentialism and using your brain a lot throughout the show. Or if you want to see Hugh Jackman in a wet tee shirt.
Don't see it if you want to spend the entire show distracted by figuring it out.
See it if you like Hugh Jackman, you're not particularly concerned with a show that has a meandering plot and a bizarre ending.
Don't see it if you like plays that want to leave you with a message/deeper meaning to actually have a message/deeper meaning
See it if This production shook me at my core. It touched something that I had deep inside for a very long time. Brilliant!
Don't see it if You have to welcome the story with an open mind and heart.