Knives in Hens

Donmar Warehouse

‘A tremendous play’ Guardian

‘A modern classic’ Daily Telegraph

‘Highly recommended’ Independent

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‘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.

Directed by Yael Farber

Designed by Soutra Gilmour

Music by Isobel Waller-Bridge

Sound by Chris Schutt