Rehearsal images have been released showing the cast of Knives in Hens, which opens at the Donmar Warehouse later this month. David Harrower’s thriller is about a ploughman and his wife who go about their normal lives, pre-industrialisation. But a love triangle develops when a local miller arrives on the scene and enlightens the young woman about knowledge and power. Harrower’s play was published in 1995, and first produced the following year at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.
South African director Yaël Farber has become known for her raw and intense productions of plays about epic personal battles, from Mies Julie (a blistering South African version of Strindberg's Miss Julie) to The Crucible (at the Old Vic). Earlier this summer her reputation lost some of its lustre with a critically-lambasted production of Salome on the National's largest Olivier. But even the... Read more