The Night Heron (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

The Night Heron

An interesting watch, but is a bit too broad

A devout young man suffers in a freezing shack, while his geezer-ish roommate plans their escape. It’s a basic plot outline, at which almost everything you’d expect to see at the Fringe is thrown: poetry, religion, comedic touches, earnest drama, violence (hinted at) and full-frontal nudity (explicit). It’s an interesting watch, but is a bit too broad to be fully engaging.

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The Night Heron

  • 3 stars

'The Night Heron' is a twisting, dark psychological drama from Olivier award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth. A passing stranger joins two outcasts in their freezing Fenland shack in this premiere of Butterworth's newly revised text. 'The Night Heron' is one of two shows presented by Rabid Monkey at this year's Fringe.


1. A.H.27 Aug 2010, 1:38pm Report

It is worth noting that playwright Jez Butterworth (who gets no mention in the review above) has recently won an Olivier award for his hugely successful play "Jerusalem"- this is hardly a piece of new writing from an untested author.

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