'Inspired by the majestic Murray River, The River at the End of the Road is the culmination of a two- year collaboration between HotHouse and Australia’s finest indoor/outdoor theatre company, Sport for Jove. Written by Caleb Lewis and directed by Damien Ryan, The River is an epic ‘Huck Finn-style’ adventure ... with a twist.
'Flo and her dad live alone on the edge of the river. With Mum gone and Dad busy operating the ferry, Flo dreams of adventure, little dreaming how close it lies. Every twenty years when the river is at its lowest, a huge festival is held in the dry riverbed for a night and a day. Absent pets return home and families reunite, as the living and the lost come together for one last time.
'But when Flo fails to find her mother and the river starts to rise, she and a newfound friend strike out for the opposite shore, looking for answers - as her desperate father searches for a way to bring her safely home.'
Source: Sport for Jove 2018 season program.
Developed by HotHouse Theatre and Sport for Jove as a large-scale production, staged at the HotHouse Theatre, Albury, 9-17 March 2018.
Director: Damien Ryan.
Cast: Stacey Duckworth, Gabriel Fancourt, Mark Lee, Drew Livingstone, Amy Usherwood, and the HotHouse Studio Ensemble.