Photos from the thought provoking ‘Knock Knock’ Play at Central last night

Niv Petel brought his one man production ‘Knock Knock’ to Central Synagogue last night – his last London show before he travels with it to Hong Kong and New York.

The audience was held captive from the outset by his brilliant performance which was a mixture of straight acting as well as mime, physical theatre and vocal sound effects, detailing the story of a single Mother and her only son.  We witness the son growing up from newborn to the age of 18 years old, faced with army service, and the relationship development between the two characters, all through Niv’s believable portrayal as the Mother, an army Liaison Officer.  With scenes taking place on the beach where the young boy, Elad, builds sandcastles, or in his messy teenage room, Petel masterfully connects us to this invisible child and draws us into their relationship all with the impending feeling of what is to come… a knock on the door.

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