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KNOCK KNOCK by Niv Petel

The award-winning mono-drama is coming to the Tristan Bates Theatre!

How would you raise your child, if you knew that one day their turn will come to hold a rifle?

As a liaison officer for the army, Ilana, a single mother, supports families who’ve lost their sons and daughters to the wars. But when the time comes for her own only son, Elad, to wear the army uniform, she faces a life-changing dilemma.

How is it to grow up in a place where children are destined to be soldiers from the day they are born? The parents – all former soldiers themselves – know that one day, a liaison officer might knock on their door too.

Niv Petel weaves a vivid and detailed familial relationship in Knock Knock, an immersive physical mono-drama about the effects of National Service on everyday life. Inspired by real life situations, and with a lot of humour, Knock Knock cuts through the thick curtain of politics to tell a story about parenthood, friendship, love and sacrifice.

★★★★★ "In a small space this actor has created a universe” BroadwayBaby
★★★★★ "Marvellously controlled performance” ThreeWeeks
★★★★★ "An immensely moving piece of theatre" EdinburghGuide
★★★★★ “Allows the audience to see the similarities and the common ground” EdFestMagazine
★★★★★ “A beautiful bubbling tension underlying every mundane moment” The370Review

Winner of the ThreeWeeks Editor’s Award, Edinburgh 2017
Nominated for the Infallibles Theatrical Excellence Award, Edinburgh 2017
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Top Pick of the Kevin Spacey Foundation, 2017

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