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Knock Knock (Hot Coals Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

A curious mixture of different genres and ideas, almost ritualistic in nature, ‘Knock Knock’ brings moments of genuine awe and joy, but can seem conflicted about its message. The use of masks made this an easily understandable show, perfectly capturing its fairytale setting. Nature is at the heart of the story, exploring the almost pagan connection the characters have with it, which is at odds with their connection to each other. When they conform to society’s standards, they lose their connection to nature. A bittersweet meditation on coexistence, compromise and loneliness, this family-friendly show is creatively staged but could get a little repetitive for younger audiences. However, with its innocence and charm I can see them enjoying it nevertheless.

Assembly Roxy, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Will Norris]