Image courtesy Old Red Lion Theatre
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.
The show is transferring from its successful run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, where it enjoyed a great audience and critical reception.
“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.
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London EC1V 4NJ
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 3-00pm
Saturday - 3-00pm
Sunday - 3-00pm
(no matinee performance on Wednesday 19th June)
Caolán Dundon - Aiden
Aiyaz Ahmed - Imran
Author: Dan Daniel
Director: Dan Daniel
Lighting: Irene Delfanti
Production: Dan Daniel