Knock Against My Heart

by Oladipo Agboluaje


Age Advice: 14+

Knock Against My Heart is a play written for Theatre Centre by Oladipo Agboluaje. It toured to audiences aged 14+ secondary schools in 2008.

Set to the music and soul of Rio’s favelas, this thrilling play was inspired by The Tempest and developed in a unique collaboration with Brazil’s acclaimed theatre company Nós Do Morro.

A king betrayed,
A daughter led by passion,
An enemy blinded by fury.
The hunger for power and freedom consume Prospero, Miranda and Caliban.

Creative Team

Writer: Oladipo Agboluaje
Director: Michael Judge
Design: Roma Patel
Cast: André Luis Alves da Silva, Dani Machancoses, Mariana Whitehouse and William de Paula Lucas
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Dramaturg: Carl Miller
Voice Consultant: Claudette Williams
Music: Stephen Hudson
Music: Manuel Pinheiro
Production/Company Stage Manager: Alice-Jane Lingwood

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

"Knock Against My Heart was a complete theatrical experience... provocative, really sexy, painful and funny. It touched me in a deep way."

Greg Hicks, Royal Shakespeare Company

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