Yaël Farber makes her Donmar debut directing David Harrower's tense, modern classic
KNIVES IN HENS
'I have no name for the thing which is in my head. It is not envy. It is more than envy. It does not scare me. I must look close enough to discover what it is.'
A ploughman and his wife live a simple existence in a pre-industrial time until they, along with the hated local miller, are drawn into a struggle of knowledge, power and attraction.
David Harrower's haunting play established him as one of the UK's leading contemporary playwrights. Multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber brings her own distinctive style to this tense, modern classic.
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Preview-priced tickets available for performances 17-21 August.
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Knives in Hens contains brief moments of nudity and scenes that may not be suitable for audiences under 15. Please contact the box office if you have any questions.
Alongside every Donmar production, we run Open Workshops designed to give members of the public of all ages a unique insight into the process of theatre-making. These Open Workshops are not targeted at professional actors or theatre-makers, but at members of our audience interested in learning more about the Donmar’s rehearsal process.
Join us for a Knives in Hens Open Workshop on:
Wednesday 20 September, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Saturday 23 September, 11.00am-1.00pm
Photo of Judith Roddy by Daniel Kennedy
Rehearsal and production photography by Marc Brenner
Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Running time: 90 minutes; there is no interval
Stalls: £40, £30
Circle: £30, £20, £10
Stalls: £37.50, £27.50
Circle: £27.50, £17.50
For over 60s: £40 reduced to £32.50 and £30 reduced to £25 (matinees only)
Disabled customers: £20 (must be booked in advance. Phone bookings only)
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