Vincent River

Green Carnation Company present

Vincent River

Wednesday 12 – Wednesday 19 October 2022.

A scorching psychological thriller by Philip Ridley.

…Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita is haunted by grief and shame. They have never met. Tonight their paths will collide with devastating consequences.

Thrilling, heart-breaking, and at times darkly humourous, Philip Ridley’s powerful play examines hate crime, loss, prejudice and sexuality in this tense game of cat and mouse set in London’s East End.

“Ridley’s best play” Time Out

This modern classic was a huge success when it premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 2000, and a West End smash in 2007 & 2018. A multi-award winning playwright, Philip Ridley’s plays have become synonymous with some of the greatest pieces of LGBTQ+ theatre in the last century.

Green Carnation Theatre return to Hope Mill Theatre after their sell-out production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s ‘The Pride’ and tour of Kevin Elyot’s ‘My Night with Reg’ and collaborations with Hive North and Hope Mill Theatre’s TurnOnFest. Telling Queer Stories through Quality Theatre, this dynamic theatre company is fast developing a reputation for gripping, high-quality theatre.

“Tender, Funny, Heartbreaking, with a great cast” Russell T Davies on Green Carnation’s production of ‘My Night with Reg’

“Ridley’s writing glistens in high-definition” What’s On Stage

“Fantastically human. Impeccable delivery and razor-sharp direction. A theatrical culinary feast.” The Reviews Hub on Green Carnation’s production of ‘My Night with Reg’


Vincent River’ was first performed at Hampstead Theatre, London on 6 September 2000. The play was revived by Ros Povey for Old Vic Productions at the Trafalgar Studios, London on 30 October 2007.

Production Information


Opening Night £15 Standard | £12 Concession + £2 Booking Fee |

All other performances £18 Standard | £15 Concession + £2 Booking Fee

Warnings & Restrictions

Suitable for ages 16+:  Themes of homophobia, abuse and murder.

Characters smoke and drink throughout.

Strong language.

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