Feathers by Eliza Power

8th – 19th November (Not 13th & 14th) Plus 20th, 26th & 27th at 7.30pm, 21st Nov at 9.30pm, Saturday Matinees 3pm (not 12th) £12.50

Who is more trustworthy than a sister?

Sex, lies and black comedy permeate this modern reworking of Ovid’s myth of Tereus, Procne and Philomela from the Metamorphoses, blending mythological symbolism and contemporary dialogue.

After years of estrangement, married couple Marisa and Dan welcome Marisas sister Edie into their home. Their marriage, already marred by interference from Marisa’s meddling best friend, is put to the test. Struggling to settle into the fractured household, Edie finds solace in her new lover Nathan. But as Dans attraction to Edie develops, a dark history between the two sisters begins to emerge…

The show has enjoyed sell out runs at Etcetera Theatre London, C Venues Edinburgh and Sydney Fringe Festival.

FEATHERS has been translated into German by Henning Bochert. The first German read through of Feathers took place in Berlin in July 2016. The company are preparing for a Berlin run of the play in 2017.


***** Five stars ”The impressive cast deliver a refreshingly honest, emotive and at times mysterious play…FEATHERS thrillingly captures the dark twisted impact of how one’s tormented past can infiltrate the present.” Camden Gazette

“From the Edinburgh festival 2010, by the promising Eliza Power; a perfect union between dance and drama, which show’s true sensuality.” Paneaqua

**** Four Stars

‘Dialogue is sharp, utterly convincing and wholly owned’ Catherine Meek, Three Weeks

***** Five stars  ‘Sharp, slick and shocking drama…the script is incredibly funny and moving.’ Deb Hamilton, Broadway Baby

‘This highly promising script is full of excellent subtext…dialogue is concise…every sentence is charged with meaning and thought.’ Remote Goat

“With sibling rivalries, sexual tensions and an eye-averting rape scene, Eliza Power’s script, based on Ovid, shows an intelligent handling of the tale of two sisters’ doomed relationship with each other.” David Pollock, The Scotsman.

Book tickets online

Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office.
Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.

Hen & Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA