Hitchin’s Bancroft Players are no strangers to the works of Jez ‘Jerusalem’ Butterworth, who has shaken up the modern theatre scene with his acclaimed scripts.

And next week they’ll be dipping their toes into The River, billed as a spellbinding short play that’s full of mystery and tension.

The action is set in an isolated cabin, and is a study of new relationships and what happens when people who are getting to know one another are left alone.

Issues of trust, sex, love, regret, fear and longing are all explored, and the Queen Mother Theatre team promise that those familiar with Butterworth’s work will not be disappointed.

Director Emma Northcott said: “I love the thought of the audience leaving – nice and early – to discuss amongst themselves what they think they have just seen.

The show opens next Wednesday, June 8 and runs until Saturday, visit www.qmt.org.uk for details.