Patch Plays presents

Blood On Your Hands

by Grace Joy Howarth
17 JAN - 3 FEB 2024

Ticket Prices:
£18 Standard / £14 Concessions / All Previews £12 / Pioneers' Preview (17 January) £10

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From the company behind Meat Cute (Edinburgh Fringe, VAULT Festival 2023) and Birdie’s Adventures in the Animal Kingdom (Greenhouse Theatre 2023, Harrow Arts Centre 2022) comes Blood On Your Hands, a contemporary play about the forgotten victims of the meat industry: slaughterhouse workers. 

It’s Ukrainian ex-veterinarian Kostyantyn’s first day at the slaughterhouse, where he meets Dan, a happy-go-lucky Welsh lad who cracks too many jokes for his own good. Despite their grim working conditions, an unexpected friendship begins to form. Meanwhile, Kostyantyn’s wife and daughters are home in Ukraine, and Dan’s activist ex-girlfriend won’t stop pestering him at work…

Amidst bleak conditions, this is a tale of human strength, connection and hope. Will the two men save each other from slaughter?

Blood on Your Hands has been shortlisted and longlisted for national awards such as BBC Writersroom, the New Diorama Theatre Untapped Award, the Phoebe Frances Brown Award, the London Library Emerging Writers Programme, and the Masterclass Pitch Your Play award.

Press on Blood On Your Hands

★★★★★ “Sinister, moving and electric” London Theatre Reviews

★★★★ “The direction and performances are skilfully and impressively executed and it’s captivating to watch.” West End Best Friend

Press on Previous Productions: 

★★★★★ “This is an excellent play, well written, directed and performed…they are sure to continue to grow as a theatre company.” North West End on Meat Cute

★★★★ “It turned out to be one of the most memorable hours I have had. Really well written, topical, and funny.” London Pub Theatres on Meat Cute


Post Show Q & A with cast and creatives of Blood On Your Hands

Join the cast of Blood On Your Hands (Ukrainian actress Kateryna Hryhorenko, Shannon Smith, Phillip John Jones, Jordan El-Balawi, Liv Jekyll) writer Grace Joy Howarth and director Anastasia Bunce for a post-show Q & A exploring the themes of the show surrounding animal agriculture, war and mental health.

Wednesday 31st January after the 8pm performance. FREE with a ticket to the show.

Details

Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 90 mins

No interval and no re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains discussions around addiction, war, animal cruelty, and suicide. It also contains visual depictions of blood and loud noises.

Recommended for ages 16+

oFFICIAL TRAILER

The Company

Shannon Smith
CAST
Phillip John Jones
CAST
Liv Jekyll
CAST
Kateryna Hryhorenko
CAST
Jordan El-Balawi
CAST

Anastasia Bunce
DIRECTOR
Ahmet Buyukcinar
SET DESIGNER
Hazel Poole Zane
ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER
Abraham Walkling Lea
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Elizabeth Skellet
ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER
Alex Powell
VIDEO DESIGN
The Araby Bazaar
SOUND DESIGN
Tessa Guerrero
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
David Jarzen
VOICE COACH
Jake Curran-Pipe
producer
Grace Joy Howarth
produceR
Anastasia Bunce
PRODUCER
UU Zhang
AsSISTANT PRODUCER
Lucy Corley
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Alex Kampfner
assistant director
Meghan Bartual Smyth
STAGE MANAGER
Kiara Atkinson
ASSISTANT stage manageR
Eleanore Jenks
MARKETING ASSISTANT
David Burns
PR
Mohammed Patel
POSTER DESIGN

Photography

PRODUCTION SHOTS FROM 2022 RUN AT COCKPIT THEATRE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOUIS CAO

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Blood On Your Hands

at Venue: Borough SE1

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

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