Hot Coals Theatre’s magical and charming family and Deaf accessible show goes on a UK tour in Autumn 2018. Using clown and physical theatre to tell a story of love, shattering gender roles and societal expectations.
Two hearts, one cottage and a book with all the answers – a modern folk story for our times. Once upon a time, tucked away in a small rickety cottage deep in the heart of the forest, a woodcutter goes about his life in a world of woodland magic. When one day a stranger knocks at his door, bringing with her a most unexpected of spells…
Knock Knock has been created to be completely inclusive to both d/Deaf and hearing audiences, and is suitable for all ages (suggested 9 yrs+). The company have taken out ALL spoken and signed language, creating their own visual and universal language on stage, with every sound cue matched to a lighting or visual cue on stage. Creating a shared experience between the d/Deaf and hearing audiences.
Hot Coals Theatre was founded in 2012 by alumni of RADA’s MA Theatre Lab. As a clown company who take inspiration from Charlie Chaplin, his sensitivity and detailed work is something they try to emulate and his belief in tackling hard-hitting issues with the lightest of touch sits right at the core of their work. Their unique style, sometimes described as cartoon for the stage, enables them to tell important human stories with gentleness and warmth. Their past productions include critically acclaimed shows Storm in a Teacup and Finders Keepers.
Hot Coals Theatre presents:
National Tour, October 24th – November 16th
Devised & Performed Hot Coals Theatre
Performers Jo Sargeant
Lighting design Marine Le Houezec
Sound design Chris Drohan
Movement director Jo Bernard
Clown Director Caroline Parker MBE
Creative Consultant Kelly Robinson
Photography Chris Daw
Age Range All (suggested 9 yrs+)
Running Time 60 mins
Tour Dates Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, Oct 24th, 2pm and 7pm
Derby Theatre, Oct 26th, 7pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Oct 30th, 6.30pm
Unity Theatre, Liverpool, Nov 2nd, 7.30pm
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Nov 5th, 7.30pm
Sinden Theatre, Kent, Nov 6th, 2pm
Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, Nov 16th, 8.10pm