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Knock Knock (Niv Petel)

By | Published on Sunday 20 August 2017

Ilana is a single mother, and an army liaison officer: specifically, it’s her job to talk to the families of fallen soldiers. Over the course of the play, we watch her relationship with her son Elad, from infancy until he too joins the army. The script wisely avoids becoming mired in any geopolitical issues or military clichés, by focusing on the intimate details of a believably human story, crammed full of perfect imperfections. Writer/performer Niv Petel is a remarkable talent, and his marvellously controlled performance somehow extends beyond his body to fill the stage completely. When the play ended, the audience didn’t move, didn’t breathe for what felt like an age; even now, hours later, I’m still reeling.

C Primo, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andy Leask]