THE National Theatre of Scotland’s Knives in Hens runs for three nights at Dundee Rep Theatre this week, ending on Thursday.
It was David Harrower’s first professionally produced work and has been staged in 25 countries around the world. It is widely acknowledged as a modern Scottish classic.
In a pre-industrial landscape, an unsettling and threatening love triangle emerges between the young woman, the ploughman and the hated miller. As the young woman journeys from ignorance to knowledge, her liberation is found through language and her need to name things to understand their place and hers in the world.
Knives in Hens is a remarkable play about the transformative power of knowledge and an emerging consciousness as the world moves from rural to the urban and industrial. Starring previous Dundee Rep Graduate actor Duncan Anderson and Susan Vidler, this version by Belgian director Lies Pauwels is a highly original and contemporary interpretation. Ticket details from 01382 223530.