Knives in Hens

Knives in Hens

The Donmar Warehouse's production of Knives in Hens ran from 17 August to 7
October 2017. It featured the following cast and creative team: Young Woman
Judith Roddy Pony William Christian Cooke Gilbert Horn Matt Ryan Director Yaël
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Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350059658

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 48

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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 look at 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. This new edition is published to coincide with the new production of this tense modern classic at the Donmar Warehouse in August 2017, directed by Yaël Farber.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dark Earth

Dark Earth

Dark Earth premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 2003.

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571318612

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 196

When Valerie and Euan's car breaks down in remote countryside near the Antonine Wall they have a problem. With their mobiles left at home and an evening out arranged in Glasgow, they have to find help fast. This comes in the form of Petey and Ida and their twenty-year-old daughter Christine, a farming family who live and breathe the history and traditions of the small area of earth they've made their home. Dark Earth premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 2003.
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Theatre Record

Theatre Record

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017451704

Category: Theater

Page:

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Categories: Theater

Kill The Old Torture Their Young

Kill The Old  Torture Their Young

Kill the Old Torture their Young is an urban tragi-comedy from the acclaimed writer of Knives in Hens, one of Scotland's most talented new playwrights A documentary maker returns to the city of his birth.

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472537133

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 140

Kill the Old Torture their Young is an urban tragi-comedy from the acclaimed writer of Knives in Hens, one of Scotland's most talented new playwrights A documentary maker returns to the city of his birth. His task, to film his impressions. An old man remembers a time when eagles flew over the city. A TV executive reaches breaking point in the city he loves. A struggle actor seeks fame in a city that doesn't seem to want him. A young woman ends her artistic dreams in a city that eludes her. A receptionist tries to break the mould of her life in the city where she's always lived. A rock star sings to himself in a city he's forgotten the name of...Each of them has a story to tell, but who will listen?
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Government Inspector

Government Inspector

The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy.

Author: David Harrower

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571280498

Category: Russia

Page: 114

View: 222

The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire. David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June.
Categories: Russia

Gogol s Government Inspector

Gogol s Government Inspector

David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June.

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571280506

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 790

The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire. David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June.
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Not The Worst Place

Not The Worst Place

... Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Knives in Hens, Thyestes and Torn (Arcola);
Billy Wonderful (Liverpool Everyman); Nocturnaland Big Love (The Gate); Proper
Clever(Liverpool Playhouse); Breakfast with Mugabe (Theatre Royal Bath); ...

Author: Sam Burns

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472588999

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 993

I ain't got a city named for me . . . The swans have though, haven't they. They got a city named for them. Seventeen-year-old Emma dreams of travelling adventures beyond her Swansea home. Rhys, her boyfriend, has other plans for them. Facing the consequences of their actions under the disapproving eye of Emma's mother, they struggle to find a happy medium. Now, camped out on Swansea seafront, they must confront the difficult question of what it takes to leave the place that shaped them. A story about what happens when life gets in the way of your dreams. Sam Burns weaves together a touching, sensitive play that tackles our conflicting emotions about the place we call home. Not The Worst Place received its world premiere at Clywd Theatr Cymru on 23 April 2014 in a production by Paines Plough.
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Fog

Fog

... Madness in Valencia (Trafalgar Studios),The Madness ofGeorge III, Kalagora
and Macbeth (national tours), Othello (Rose Theatre), Knives in Hens (Battersea
Arts Centre), Personal Enemy (White BearTheatre and New York), Accolade, ...

Author: Tash Fairbanks

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472523433

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 331

'Dis is a war zone, ya get me? An' we gotta take 'em all out, see?' Fog is about two families: one white and dysfunctional, the other black and aspiring. Fog and Lou were put into care as young children by their soldier father, Cannon, following the untimely death of their mother. Ten years later, Cannon returns, expecting to reassemble his family around him. But he feels a stranger in this 'new' England of broken promises. And nothing could prepare him for the damage that abandonment and an inadequate care system has wreaked on his kids. He desperately tries to repair what has been broken, but is it all too little too late? Fog is a stunningly powerful and gritty play which confronts important social themes with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality. The play looks at the care system and the effects on the children placed there. It explores the difficulties we face in trying to reconnect with people who have been absent throughout childhood, and the inadequacy of communication: words are used as loose sticking plasters to try and patch up and hide the exposed wounds of fractured relationships.
Categories: Drama

Playing the Games

Playing the Games

Further directing credits include: Benefactors as part of the Michael Frayn season
at Sheffield Crucible, Knives and Hens at the Ustinov Bath Theatre Royal, The
Confederate for the Trafalgar Studios, Men Should Weep for Oxford Stage ...

Author: Serge Cartwright

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781849436885

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 940

Playing the Games is a duo of plays focussing on the London 2012 Olympics, it includes: Taking Part by Adam Brace Lucky Henry, a Congolese security guard, has set his sights on representing his country at the 2012 Olympics. Only one problem; he’s a terrible swimmer and his Russian coach wants to fly home on the first day of training. Everyone loves an underdog – think Eddie the Eagle or Eric the Eel. Follow Henry’s journey from deep end straggler to Olympic hopeful as the two men try to fulfil their dreams at the London games. After The Party by Serge Cartwright Sean and Ray are best friends from Stratford. Once a promising DJ double act, now they’re stuck in a rut: 30ish, unemployed but still clinging to a fantasy of making it in the music industry. With a baby on the way and the world about to arrive on their doorstep for London 2012, it could be the perfect opportunity for them to make something of their lives...
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Bright Phoenix

Bright Phoenix

... Class (Eskisehir Municipal Theatre); Black Comedy (Kocaeli Municipal Theatre
); Firtina/Tempest (Istanbul International Theatre Festival) and Knives in Hens, A
Family Affair, Tartuffe and Night Just Before the Forests (Arcola Theatre).

Author: Jeff Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474228824

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 953

I am flying. I swoop over the rooftops of Liverpool, over the waterfront and out to sea, following a trawler as it drags its nets through the wild sea. I am a sixteen-year-old bird boy, addicted to seagull blood, flying through sea-storms, up to the moon . . . On the run from tragedy, Lucas escaped Liverpool - then a city cast aside, a city crumbling. Now he's back, the old gang don't rush to welcome him home and ghosts haunt the ruins of their childhood playgrounds. The city chases renaissance: could his love affair with childhood sweetheart Lizzie blossom again too? Bright Phoenix is a wild, dream-like play about the carnival of the city at night; about a gang of rebel kids who still don't quite fit in as grown-ups; and about their love for a dying cinema and their mad plan to bring it back to life like a phoenix. Featuring live music, Jeff Young's epic and poetic play reveals the magic of forgotten places and dreaming beneath the stars. The play received its world premiere at the Liverpool Everyman on 3 October 2014.
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The Fear of Breathing Stories from the Syrian Revolution

The Fear of Breathing  Stories from the Syrian Revolution

... Hedda and Breathing Irregular (Gate Theatre), Madness In Valencia (Trafalgar
Studios), The Madness Of George III and Macbeth (National Tours), Othello (
Rose Theatre, Bankside), Knives In Hens (BAC) and Personal Enemy (White
Bear ...

Author: Ruth Sherlock

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781849435437

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 740

As thousands have been tortured, jailed, maimed or killed by the Syrian regime, The Fear of Breathing is not only a new play based entirely on verbatim reports from inside Syria itself, but is also a hard-hitting evocation of a life or death fight for freedom, experienced from the inside. To uncover these personal stories from the uprising, award-winning journalists Paul Wood and Ruth Sherlock, together with theatre director Zoe Lafferty, travelled into Syria covertly, circumventing the ban on journalists and restrictions on movement for all non-Syrians. They spoke to protesters as well as citizens who love President Bashar al-Assad and are terrified of a future without him.Featuring verbatim scenes, interviews, stories and film footage, The Fear of Breathing is a powerful and profoundly disturbing portrait of a revolution struggling to survive.
Categories: Drama

Night Time

Night Time

... in Summer (as co-director) King of the Fields, Highland Shorts, Family, Kill the
Old Torture Their Young, Chic Nerds, Greta, Lazybed, Knives in Hens, Passing
Places, Bondagers, Road to Nirvana, Sharp Shorts, Marisol, Grace in America.

Author: Selma Dimitrijević

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595867

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 501

Edinburgh Festival premiere at Traverse Theatre of mesmeric new play by brand new Scottish-Croatian writer.
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Canary

Canary

Heartbeat, Biue Murder. Failing, Ba ttiafieid Britain, Hawl<i'ng, The Deputy and
Dalziel and Pascoe. Jllllilt lilttllllifl Melanie Theatre credits include: Knives in Hens
and Jertuta [Aroola Theatrel; When We Are Married lWest Yorkshire Playhouse!

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131046

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 358

Canary is multi-award winning playwright Jonathan Harvey's long-awaited return to the stage: a deeply moving, funny, unflinching, and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave enough to sing out at the top of your voice - with style. In 1960s Liverpool two lovers hide their homosexuality in the closet, then go their separate ways. While pits close and dole queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980s London. And today the paparazzi chase a love story that could tear a family apart. Then a grieving mother gets lost up a mountain, with a vicar for some dubious consolation. With a unique richness of texture and range, Canary combines pathos and humour with a wildly ambitious scope crossing decades through cyclical family histories. The diverse character list includes a primetime TV host, Queen Isabella, Eleanor Rigby, an 'aversion therary' doctor, Mary Whitehouse and striking miners. Skilfully pulling these wide-ranging threads together, Canary provides a social overview of Britain during the last 50 years, with a focus on the struggle against homophobia. Jonathan Harvey's trademark style of warmth, poignancy, humour and imagination is obvious in this epic, Liverpudlian Angels in America for the 21st century.
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Blink

Blink

... Knives in Hens, Thyestes and Tom (Arcola Theatre); Be My Baby (Derby Live);
Nocturnal and Big Love (Gate Theatre); nabokov's Bunny and Terre Haute; Billy
Wonderful (Liverpool Everyman); The Snow Queen (West Yorkshire Playhouse);
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Author: Phil Porter

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781849435567

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 207

This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same. This new play by the Bruntwood Playwriting Prize winner Phil Porter, is an exciting collaboration between Soho Theatre - London's most vibrant venue for new writing, comedy and cabaret - and internationally acclaimed Fringe First winners nabokov.
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I m With the Band

I m With the Band

... Tempest (Contact); Jane Eyre, Desire Under the Elms (Shared Experience);
Troilus and Cressida (Opera North); Oedipus Rex (Connecticut State Opera); The
Marriage of Figaro (Garsington Opera); Knives in Hens, The Birthday Party (Tag).

Author: Tim Price

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472526885

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 591

An Englishman, a Northern Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman walked into a recording studio and created The Union. Commercially successful and critically acclaimed, the pioneering indie rock band is now on the verge of breaking up. When financial disaster strikes and Scottish guitarist Barry leaves the band, artistic differences go head to head with alliances that run deep, can The Union survive? With live music from a four-piece ensemble, I'm With the Band is a witty and timely response to our changing political landscape.
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Stitching

Stitching

Other productions include Green Field, Gagarin Way, King of the Fields, The
Speculator, Perfect Days, Anna Weiss, Knives in Hens and The Architect (
Traverse), South Pacific and King Lear (The Crucible), Pygmalion (Nottingham
Playhouse), ...

Author: Anthony Neilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472536488

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 386

We will fix it. We will mend it... In the light of a pregnancy, a faithless couple pick apart their relationship, stitch by painful stitch. Can it be mended? Anthony Neilson's dark and intimate new play is a love story set at the extremes of brutality, banality and tenderness. Stitching opened at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 2 August 2002 and transferred to the Bush Theatre, London, on 12 September 2002."Explodes with power, discipline, integrity and sheer cruel psychological accuracy ... Neilson's writing has a terrible beauty" Sunday Times "Startlingly rich and challenging, Neilson depicts with aching precision a relationship in which love is undermined by distrust" Time Out "Shattering, shocking...a serious, persuasive account of the blind alleys love can lead us down" Daily Telegraph "A characteristically brave and brutal offering" Independent "A deeply mesmerising, if shocking, experience as a couple smashes through taboo after taboo in a harrowing sexual tug of war" Evening Standard
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The Cambridge History of British Theatre

The Cambridge History of British Theatre

2 David Harrower and David Greig, 'Why a new Scotland must have a properly
funded theatre', Scotsman (25 Nov. 1997), 15. 3 David Harrower, Knives in Hens
(London: Methuen, 1995), pp. 470 Theatre in Scotland in the 1990s and beyond
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Author: Baz Kershaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521651325

Category: Drama

Page: 598

View: 342

Explores the rich and complex histories of English, Scottish and Welsh theatres in the 'long' twentieth century since 1895.
Categories: Drama

Unfaithful

Unfaithful

Other theatre includes: In Time O' Strife; Knives in Hens; Peter Pan; Mary Queen
of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off; Our Teacher's a Troll and 365 (National
Theatre of Scotland); Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Untitled ...

Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571321872

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 312

we're still ourselves when we lie Joan and Tom have been married for nearly thirty years. Tara lies alone while Peter works nights. How far will people go to hear their heart beat again? What does it mean to be unfaithful to those you love? A stark and searing glimpse into two tangled relationships, the unspoken desires, the piercing regrets, and the postponed conversations. Owen McCafferty's Unfaithful premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2014.
Categories: Drama

Good with People

Good with People

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822229780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 26

View: 308

Evan returns to Helensburgh, West Scotland, home to the nation's nuclear defense program and once a thriving holiday resort. A place he's been trying to avoid. Haunted by his past and afraid of his future, he finds Helen working at the Seaview Hotel. GOOD WITH PEOPLE is a haunting two-hander from one of Scotland's great writers, tracing one town's path of personal and political destruction.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ciara

Ciara

By confronting the past, her future blows wide open. Ciara by David Harrower premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2013.

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571311088

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 162

'I'm taking your eyes', he'd say, 'and keeping them safe.' 'I'm taking your ears and keeping them safe.' Ciara's father Mick kept her as his hidden treasure, making sure his only daughter was shielded from what he did and the men and women with whom he associated. Now Mick is dead and his legacy, so bound up in the landscape of Glasgow, that infamous no mean city, must be faced. As Ciara seeks to further the reputation of her art gallery, her world starts to fragment. Marked by the deep contradictions of her father, the art world and the place that made them all, she stands on a threshold. By confronting the past, her future blows wide open. Ciara by David Harrower premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2013.
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