“Do you remember his first monster…” As four star hit River in the Sky prepares to come to The Hope Theatre, check out the emotive new trailer for the tale of a couple struggling with grief. Book your tickets now.
Turn Point Theatre’s production, written and directed by Peter Taylor, runs at the Islington venue from 6 to 24 August 2019.
“We are all just an assortment of stories. Lies and truths all muddled by our own narrative.”
Young couple, Jack and Ellie were trying to have a family. But after the sudden loss of their child, they both start to struggle coping with reality. While one hides away in a dilapidated caravan, escaping to wondrous, childish adventures through their imagination, the other tries to forget the painful event and move on with their day to day life.
Unable to heal separately, they both come together to drink Earl Grey tea, argue over biscuits and tell each other magnificent stories, as bittersweet escapism from their mourning. But as they tell these stories of battling massive, slender dark monsters with many claws, observing a beautiful winged creature with golden eyes and being tickled by fast beings that can’t be seen underwater, reality drifts further from reach. Will they spiral further into grief or can these stories somehow bring them back?
Lindsey Cross and Howard Horner star as Ellie and Jack in River In The Sky. Cross’s previous credits include Panning for Gold, Generation Z and You Me Bum Bum Train, while Horner returns to The Hope Theatre where he previously appeared in his own one-man play My Evolution of Cave Painting.
During its run at The Hope Theatre, River In The Sky will be raising money for 4Louis, a UK charity that supports families through miscarriage, stillbirth and child loss.
River in the Sky runs at The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL from 6 to 24 August with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced £15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Watch the trailer
TRAILER – #riverinthesky written and Directed by @PTaylortheatre is coming to @TheHopeTheatre 6 – 24 August! A ☆☆☆☆ play about the power of storytelling and our own ways of dealing with grief. Check out the trailer below and then book those tickets! #theatre #newwriting pic.twitter.com/Vw3Ba7ejbv
— Turn Point Theatre (@T_P_Theatre) July 11, 2019