riverrun is not an adaptation of the novel. Instead, Fouéré (who wrote and performs the text) explores one section of Finnegans Wake: ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’. In it, the character of ALP, transfigured as the River Liffey, traces her journey from falling rain droplets that swell into a river and flow through the city before disappearing into the bay at dawn. ALP’s monologue closes and opens Finnegans Wake: her final, dislocated words spill from the book’s last page into its first line to form a full sentence. Rather than presenting a conventional plot,riverrun – like the novel from which it’s fashioned – weaves neologisms and portmanteau words into a sustained stream of consciousness.