The village has lied. William has lied. It is not because I am undeserving. Not because I am young and they are old. God has given them nothing. I know this now.’
A dream-play, a thriller, an old-fashioned love triangle meld in this unsettling tale about the constraints and liberating possibilities of language, and a journey from ignorance to knowledge in a nameless young peasant woman.
A modern Scottish classic, David Harrower’s intense rural drama was an immediate critical hit when it was first staged at the Traverse Theatre in 1995, heralding the arrival of a stunning new talent. It is the most performed modern Scottish play internationally and has been staged in twenty five countries across the globe.
Designed by the team on Lyceum’s Bondagers, winners of the CATS Award for Design 2014/15
Written by David Harrower
Directed by Lu Kemp
Guidance: contains adult themes
Running time: approx 1hr 20min (no interval)
Individual tickets (available from 7 Nov):
Art Workers, BECTU, Equity, MU £15
Disabled, Students, additional 16 and Unders, Young Scot, Unemployed £11.50
Side Circle (restricted view) + Gods Seats (if on sale) £11.50
Preview performances £11.50
All prices include £1.50 booking fee | Appropriate ID will be required to verify age or status
Kids go FREE to this show - two 16 and unders go free with a paying adult, not available online - contact our Box Office to book.
Groups and Schools – please contact our Box Office for special offers.
3 Play Season: Knives in Hens, Richard III, Wind Resistance (priority booking until 7 Nov)
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Only standard season and senior concession season available online - all other concessions please call our Box Office to book your season.
Previews: Thu 1 + Fri 2 Feb: 7.30pm + Sat 3 Feb: 2pm
AD + BSL interpreted performance: Sat 17 Feb: 2pm
Post-show talk: Sat 10 Feb: 4pm
With acclaimed playwright and poet George Gunn (to whom Knives and Hens was dedicated) and writer David Harrower. Come and join the conversation!
FREE to ticket holders of any Knives in Hens performance - book pre-show talk tickets here
Box Office: 01738 621031