KNIVES IN HENS
by David Harrower
directed by Yaël Farber
★★★★ Guardian | ★★★★ Independent| ★★★★ Daily Telegraph | ★★★★ Times | ★★★★ Time Out
Donmar Warehouse, August 17, 2017—October 7, 2017
'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.