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Knives in Hens
On from 02 Feb 2010 till 27 Feb 2010
Arcola Theatre
by David Harrower
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £141 - £14 / (£10 concessions)

About: Knives in Hens

Arcola Theatre
Knives in Hens
By David Harrower
2-27 February 8.15pm
£14 (£10)
£10 previews (2-4 July, must be booked by phone)
Studio 2

Director Serdar Bilis

In an imaginary, pre-industrial landscape, a profound and strange love triangle unfolds between a ploughman, his wife and a miller.
Passionate and lyrical, the play maps a mythic journey from ignorance and innocence to knowledge and power.
His world is there, in front of my eyes. All I must do is push names into what is there, the same as when I push my knife into the stomach of a hen.

Knives in Hens was David Harrower’s first play and established him as one of Scotland’s foremost living writers. Since its debut in 1995, it has been staged in over 70 productions in more than 20 languages. Other plays included the acclaimed Blackbird (Olivier Award, Best New Play 2007), Kill the Old Torture Their Young (Traverse Theatre), Presence (Royal Court Theatre) and Dark Earth (Traverse).

Serdar Bilis makes a welcome return from Liverpool Playhouse to the Arcola where he directed Moliere’s Tartuffe and Ostrovsky’s Familiy Affair; both Time Out Critics’ Choice.

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