YORK company Wildgoose Theatre, always eager to tackle shows new to Yorkshire audiences, will stage Jez Butterworth's psychological drama The River from April 26 to 29 at Friargate Theatre, York.

From the writer of Mojo, Jerusalem and The Ferryman, winner of the best new play award at this year’s Oliviers, comes a dark, mysterious drama set on a moonless night in August. The sea trout are ready to run as a man takes his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come for fly-fishing since he was a boy. Is she the only woman he has brought here, or indeed the last?

"Beguilingly simple, but as deep running and treacherous as any real river, The River continuously blind-sides the audience, confounding their expectations," says director Andy Love. "Sharing roots with poets such as W B Yeats and Ted Hughes, both of whom are referenced in the play, Butterworth manages not only explore the relationships between the three characters but, more essentially, their relationships with nature too."

Love directs a cast of Claire Morley, George Stagnell and Anna Rogers; the production's music has been arranged and recorded by Matt Pattinson and singing coaching and vocal arrangements have been provided by by Six Lips Theatre’s Roxanna Klimaszewska.

Tickets for the 7.30pm performances on April 26 to 28 and 3pm shows on April 28 and 29 are on sale at ridinglights.org/the-river/. Suitable for age 14 upwards, The River also plays Seven Arts, Leeds, on May 3 at 7.30pm; tickets at sevenleeds.co.uk/event/wildgoose-theatre-the-river/.