Creative Team

Devised & Performed by
Hot Coals Theatre.

Harris- Jo Sargeant

Pepper- Clare-Louise English


Lighting design- Touring: Marine Le Houezec - In Images: Jacob Gowler RADA Festival 2018

Sound design- Chris Drohan

Movement director- Jo Bernard

Clown Director – Caroline Parker MBE

Creative consultant- Kelly Robinson

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… 


But when the pressure of social expectation worms its way to the centre of their lives bringing confusion to their hearts, a choice must be made; stay and conform or run and be free… or is there another way?


Hot Coals return with a fairytale of love and longing. Expect to laugh and cry in this poignant and moving piece using physical theatre, clown and mask to capture the hearts of grownups and thinking families.


Knock Knock has been created to be complete inclusive to both d/Deaf & hearing audiences.

“physical theatre at it’s very best”

A Younger Theatre 


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“Using their own idiosyncratic performance style – part clowning, part physical theatre, part straight-up-storytelling – they nail it.” 

There Ought to be Clowns 


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“This is an emotionally engaging and beautifully presented story...A truly beautiful piece of theatre” 

Spy in the Stalls 


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“Warm, likeable and genuine, their performances are playful, tender and deeply moving”

Spy in the Stalls 


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Hot Coals Theatre is a registered company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England no: 12668734. 

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