The Knot


Aiden is trying to bring his Argentinian fiancé to the UK but their relationship is cracking under the weight of bureaucracy. Imran left his Pakistani family to marry an Indian. After 20 years of marriage, he has just discovered his wife cheating.
The Knot at Old Red Lion Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Old Red Lion Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 18 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 July 2019
Running time:1 hr 35 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


The show is transferring from its successful run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, where it enjoyed a great audience and critical reception.

Synopsis


“Marriage is this contract everybody signs whilst ignoring the fine print - but we all know what it says.


It tells us that this relationship will become stale and mechanical and it won't be long before everything that can be said has been said; every emotion you can feel towards this person, you will have felt.


You will exhaust every possible opportunity for excitement, any chance for discovery.


My point is, believe me when I say I know what I'm getting myself in to.


I'm not trying to say marriage is bullshit.


All I'm saying is pick the right person.”


Aiden is trying to bring his Argentinian fiancé to the UK but their relationship is cracking under the weight of bureaucracy.


Imran left his Pakistani family to marry an Indian.


After twenty years of marriage, he has just discovered his wife cheating and now has to endure a lengthy divorce process.


Two men - different in age, ethnicity, and personality - face parallel struggles when it comes to making their marriages work.


Told through funny and poignant monologues, Aiden and Imran share intertwining stories that confront an uncomfortable question: when is it worth untying the knot?


Based on the lived experiences of the actors themselves, 'The Knot' is an incredibly intimate, personal and timely show that addresses themes of masculinity, culture clash and how the government can become too involved in our romantic lives.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 18 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 6 July 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm

(no matinee performance on Wednesday 19th June)


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£11.50

Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£13

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Access information


Relaxed performances: Saturday 22nd & Saturday 29th June, 3.00pm

Cast


Caolán Dundon

Aiyaz Ahmed


Creatives


Author: Dan Daniel
Director: Dan Daniel

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