The Knot - Old Red Lion Theatre

London theatre news: Tuesday 7 May 2019

Off-West End - Shows

After a successful run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, where it received critical and audeince acclaim, Dan Daniel's The Knot transfers to the Old Red Lion from 18 June.
The Knot at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Image courtesy Old Red Lion Theatre

Dan Daniel's The Knot found favour with audiences and critics alike when it ran at the Tristan Bates Theatre.

Now it's moving on to Islington's Old Red Lion theatre for a further run from 18 June to 6 July 2019, with press night on June 20.

The Knot is performed by Caolán Dundon and Aiyaz Ahmedand, and is based on the lived experiences of the actors themselves.

The play is an intimate, personal and timely show that addresses themes of masculinity, culture clash and how the government can become too involved in our romantic lives.

About the author

Dan Daniel is an award-winning London-based director, writer and producer for both theatre and film.

His short films, The Face of Chance (2015) and Web (2018) have been collectively accepted in to eight international film festivals, winning the Selby International Audience Award and the KCLSU Film Festival Best Short Film.

About the cast

Caolán Dundon is an actor from Kildare, Ireland.

He has appeared in All About Eva (2014), Savage (2013), and Promise (2013).

Caolán also has extensive experience producing and directing socio-political work.

Aiyaz Ahmed is represented by Lee Morgan and has starred in over 63 film and theatre productions.

These include both commercial, film and television productions.

Examples include Transformers: The Last Knight, Poison and Pyaar at Artsdepot, and Being Ernest by The Tamarind Theatre Company.

Show listing information


“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.


Caolán Dundon - Aiden

Aiyaz Ahmed - Imran


Author: Dan Daniel
Director: Dan Daniel
Lighting: Irene Delfanti
Production: Dan Daniel


Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street


From: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Closed: Saturday 6 July 2019


Previews: £11.50

Standard: £15

Concessions: £13, £8 (Student Matinee, June 26th and July 3rd)


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