Knives in Hens

Knives in Hens

Past Performances

Smock Alley Theatre

4–28 November 2009

Knives in Hens

by David HarrowerLandmark Productions presented in partnership with the Project Arts Centre

“What power’ve you over others’ tongues?”

Two years after the Irish premiere of David Harrower’s explosive Blackbird, Landmark Productions presents his breathtaking first play.


Gilbert Horn Lorcan CranitchMusician Eleanor DawsonPony William Vincent ReganYoung Woman Catherine Walker


Director Alan GilsenanDesigner Joe VanekLighting Designer Sinéad Wallace



‘a searing production … a magnificently primal set, hauntingly lit … an exciting, demanding production of a provocative, disturbing play’ Sunday Independent
‘stimulating and earthy, cerebral and austerely beautiful … no production of Knives in Hens should ever be definitive. Landmark’s production makes more than a stab at it, though’ The Irish Times
‘haunting … excellent … outstanding’ Sunday Times
‘this smouldering piece of dramatic intensity … told with a simple unpretentious poetic power … utterly compelling’Irish Mail on Sunday