28-28 November 2009


Tickets: 15

**** Irish Examiner                **** Metro                 **** Irish Mail on Sunday

‘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

‘three actors at the top of their game … a really fine production’ – RTÉ, The View

‘haunting … excellent … outstanding’ – Sunday Times

‘this smouldering piece of dramatic intensity … told with a simple unpretentious poetic power … utterly compelling’ – Irish Mail on Sunday

‘Alan Gilsenan’s ethereal direction is pitch-perfect’ – Metro

‘the three actors are unremittingly riveting … superb production’ – Irish Independent

‘absolutely glorious … sensational … superb’ – RTÉ, Arena

Set in a God-fearing, pre-industrial rural community, a young woman comes to terms with an ancient hatred, an unexpected betrayal, and a growing awareness of her place in the world.

With a sensational cast – Lorcan Cranitch, Vincent Regan and Catherine Walker –and an award-winning creative team – film and theatre director Alan Gilsenan, Tony-nominated designer Joe Van?k and lighting designer Sinéad Wallace – Knives in Hens must finish 28th November.

Experience this fierce love story, underscored by live music from Eleanor Dawson, in the extraordinary space that housed Dublin’s first theatre in 1662 – the Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar.

Read the full Irish Times review of Knives In Hens here.

Presented in partnership with Project Arts Centre at Smock Alley Theatre. Smock Alley Theatre is located on Exchange Street Lr, Essex Quay – a 3-minute walk from Project Arts Centre

Find Smock Alley on Google Maps here or contact Box Office on 01 8819 613 for directions.


Performance Dates, Tickets and Information


4,5 & 6 November 2009, 8pm, €20/15 (conc)

7 November 2009, 8pm, €25/20 (conc)

9-19 November 2009, 8pm, €25/20 (conc)

20 & 21 November 2009, 8pm, €30/25 (conc)

24 – 26 November 2009, 8pm, €28/20 (conc)

27 & 28 November 2009, 8pm, €30/25 (conc)


Saturday 7 November 2009 (preview performance), 3pm, €20/15 (conc)

Sunday 8 November 2009 (preview performance), 4pm, €20/15 (conc)

Saturday 14, 21 & 28 November 2009, 3pm, €25/20 (conc)

Sunday 15 & 22 November 2009, 4pm, €25/20 (conc)

No performances Tuesday 10, Monday 16 & Monday 23 November 2009.

Duration 80 minutes, no interval

Suitable ages 16+, contains some scenes of a sexual nature.

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information. KNIVES IN HENS By David Harrower Directed by Alan Gilsenan Set & costume design by Joe Vanek Lighting design by Sinead Wallace Cast: Lorcan Cranitch, Vincent Regan and Catherine Walker Musician: Eleanor Dawson Photo: Patrick Redmond Presented by Landmark Productions

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