Sing, River

Theatre (lgbtq+, folk)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker One
  • 11:45
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Love Song Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, strong language, and references to abuse and abusive relationships.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Are you ready to be swallowed into the depths of the Thames? Midsummer comes but once a year. Weaving together an original folk score and tales from a romance best forgotten, Sing, River invites us into the hidden world of British mythology. Join us on the riverbed for a queer solo show by Nathaniel Jones, exploring the act of severing yourself from dark memories in order to survive. 'Vital, engaging, and experimental' ( 'Inventive, unique' **** ( 'A beautiful and thought-provoking experience' ( 'A joy to watch' (

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Rebecca Moessmer 27 days ago

Me and my sister saw more than 40 shows this year, and this one even twice, because it was one of our biggest highlights. Absolute beautiful, heartbreaking, amazingly performed show!
Sublime music & singing and magnificent writing, great use of light, such well-used and emotional imagery; I especially loved the symbolism/metaphors/ideas of the potter/mold, the Golden Age, and the crown.
The moment the myth of the king who spent a year with the fae connected to the narrator’s realisation about his former abusive relationship and perception of love – breathtaking!
This was my seventh Fringe I’ve been to and "Sing, River" was in all these years one of the greatest and most emotional shows I’ve ever seen!

Paul 31 days ago

One of the highlights of the fringe.
Great thought-provoking story and an incredible talented actor. I really could not take my eyes off him for the whole performance.

Samuel Murray 32 days ago

To share such life experiences on stage and crafted with care, beauty, tenderness is an act of empowerment with each song and experience shared a chance for those who have been through similar experiences to see a light and passage forward. The connections with folklore, nature and the earth really developed an important sense of light and guidance that can ground. A remarkable piece of theatre.

Fran M 36 days ago

This was utterly beautiful- moving, stunning, spoke to so much that was universal. Incredible, we were moved to tears at points. Beautiful messages, gorgeous music and staging and incredible delivery. Absolutely cannot praise this enough.

Julie Phillips 36 days ago

A very talented actor performed this one man show. Really enjoyed it. Well done

Stuart Halkett 40 days ago

A. Must. See. Truly a great show with incredible talent.

Arne B 41 days ago

Soulfully played piece. Carefully written. Definitely worth watching.

Angela 41 days ago

Amazing show, mesmerising, emotional and engaging. Loved every second of it. So glad I managed to see this show. Really well written and thought provoking. Well done, it was so good and definitely worth going to see

Pippa 42 days ago

A mesmerising performance drawing you in with enchanting vocals, beautifully written. I was transfixed throughout and would highly recommend.

Lars Nilsson 44 days ago

This show was a beautiful way of talking about a sensitive subject.
I really appreciated this show with a wonderful performer.

Joseph Ohanlon 49 days ago

A charming show, well-performed and presented, and lyrical and moving in tone. Strongly recommended.

Conor 50 days ago

An outstanding new show delivered by a uniquely talented singer and actor. A blend of fantasy and lived experience in beautifully crafted verse and songs. Delighted to have caught this performance - highly recommended!

Jessica 51 days ago

So glad I caught this show. It is beautifully written and performed and the content is perfectly balanced between reality and fantasy. A real treat - go see!

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

Tender and original look at the fractured narrative of trauma that ultimately ends with a spark of light.

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LondonTheatre1 (3/5 stars) 34 days ago

An eerie and suspenseful atmosphere is created through the songs and soundscape

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Darkchat (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

The whole point of the Edinburgh festival.

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To Do List (3.5/5 stars) 42 days ago

an ambitious piece of queer storytelling

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

A delicate singing voice and gentle delivery create a fantasy atmosphere where the river can wash away past bad memories.

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 46 days ago

It’s eerie and peaceful, alarming and reassuring. A brilliant addition to the queer theatre landscape.

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The Recs (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

An engaging and imaginative tale whose idiosyncratic approach elevates the play from being just another overfamiliar queer story, to that of a memorable thought-provoking journey.

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