Dynamic theatre company Patch Plays now brings their new play Blood on Your Hands to the Southwark Playhouse, London from now until February 3rd 2024.

Blood on Your Hands explores the horrors of animal agriculture through the eyes of two men who work in a slaughterhouse. Kostyantyn was a veterinarian back in Ukraine, and Dan used to be the king of his school. Now, their paths cross in a slaughterhouse breakroom, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow. Dan’s ex-girlfriend, now a vegan activist, tries to make them see the cruelty of their work.

In a workplace rife with toxic masculinity, mental health issues, xenophobia and classism, Blood On Your Hands aims to tell a human story that exposes the cruelty of the meat industry and calls for a world free from animal exploitation.

The team says:

“Bring your non-vegan friends: the play hopes to make you laugh, make you cry, and most importantly, start a conversation.”

Reviews include:

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

“Thanks to the fantastic, consistent script and energised acting from Lucille, and thanks to marvelous direction from director Anastasia Bunce…I found myself engrossed from start to finish.” West End Best Friend ★★★★★

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

BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS is written by Grace Joy Howarth and directed by Anastasia Bunce.


“Tickets are available here we would absolutely love you to come and see the show…..  and we also have a code: VEGAN12 for £12 tickets for VeggieVision TV viewers!”

Patch Plays are also a non-profit, volunteer led organisation, so are crowdfunding to cover production costs, and any donations are massively appreciated.

Instagram: @patchplaystheatre

Facebook: @patchplays2020


77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD


Tickets and online at Southwark Playhouse.

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

Recommended for ages 16+

Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse is a registered charity that delivers a year-round programme of entertaining and enriching work. Southwark Playhouse operates two separate venues ‘Southwark Playhouse Borough’ and its newest theatre ‘Southwark Playhouse Elephant’ which opened earlier in 2023. Southwark Playhouse has always prided itself in telling stories and inspiring the next generation of storytellers and theatre makers, where support for the community has been rooted at the core of the organisation.

Patch Plays

Patch Plays is a theatre company devoted to staging new writing that explores environmental sustainability, animal welfare, and their intricate connection. We focus on telling personal and entertaining stories to engage audiences with these themes. We aspire to challenge and provoke empathy but also to provide reassurance and inspiration for a better future ahead. Established in 2020, the company has since produced three plays, including Meat Cute (Gilded Balloon Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023, VAULT Festival 2023, Chiswick Playhouse, Bread and Roses, Hen and Chickens 2021), Blood On Your Hands (Cockpit 2022) and Birdie’s Adventures in the Animal Kingdom (Greenhouse Theatre 2023, Harrow Arts Centre 2022). Blood On Your Hands was previously long listed for the BBC Writers Room.