Knock Knock

Theatre (physical theatre, clown)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Central
  • 13:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Hot Coals Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 8 and above (8+)
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Following their UK tour, Hot Coals present this four-star rated d/Deaf and hearing inclusive show. '...playful, tender and deeply moving... a truly beautiful piece of theatre' ( Once upon a time, a woodcutter goes about his life in a world of woodland magic. One day a stranger knocks at his door. Will they follow their hearts? A choice must be made – stay and conform, or run and be free. Expect laughter and tears in this poignant fairy tale of love and longing. Story told through physical theatre, clown and mask.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Ramp access from ground level. If not using the ramp there is 2 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 11 August, 20 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Emma 84 days ago

Warm and lovely story

Brilliant stage set

Especially love the part when the leaves/rain/snow fall

Nina 85 days ago

Gentle and endearing love story told through the medium of mime and physical theatre. Well worth a visit

Keith Prince 86 days ago

Wonderful and enchanting, not a word spoken in the entire performance, reliant on mime, well choreographed, and a remarkable set. A beautiful piece.

Nick Humby 88 days ago

The show is devised and performed by the Founders of Hot Coals Theatre, Clare-Louise English and Jo Sargeant who work so well together. You hardly notice that there are no words as they use movement and facial expressions synchronised with the beautiful underscore to tell their story. With their comical noses and Harris's sumptuous beard, so much of the emotion is expressed through their eyes and they exploit this wonderfully, never rushing the moment and always aware of the audience watching them.

Joseph Martin-Kelly 93 days ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful shows I've seen in recent memory. Expertly acted, choreographed and designed, with moments of heartache, avant garde and ballet with a very nuanced meditation on gender stereotypes and not a moment of spoken dialogue. You'll laugh and cry in equal measure. Harry and Pepper will stay on my mind for a very long time.

Lynsey Yeoman 94 days ago

Fabulous performances- Both funny and moving.......must see and highly recommend!

Julia Weitschat 97 days ago

Heartwarming, moving, all around lovely show which needs to be seen. Expect to be touched by beautifully performed physical comedy. Love you ladies!

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 81 days ago

Harris is a simple woodcutter who enjoys the little pleasures in life: snapping his braces in the morning, knocking back a steaming hot cup of coffee to start the day, whittling intricate faces into chunks of timber. Pepper, meanwhile, is similarly inspired by nature; she whiles away her hours cataloguing...

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FringeReview 90 days ago

Harris is a woodcutter and a homebody, enjoying the peace of his secluded woodland cottage, the ritual of his morning cuppa and the pleasures of whittling. Pepper a nature lover, happiest outdoors in all weathers, busily collecting leaves and flowers and keeping a journal of all her new discoveries. United...

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 92 days ago

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...

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 94 days ago

There is a man, true to his own nature and happy in his own skin. There is a woman, much the same and the two have much in common. They share rituals, they support each other, they have a mystic connection that is indefinable—they are soul mates…This beautiful, understated play...

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