Lauren, 13

The welcome felt personal and very friendly as we got to meet Kwame Kwei-Armah who told us how theatre is ever-changing and rapidly becoming diverse. I enjoyed this as we got to have a more in-depth experience, we also found out more about the theatre and the many opportunities/workshops it provides.

The welcome felt personal and very friendly as we got to meet Kwame Kwei-Armah who told us how theatre is ever-changing and rapidly becoming diverse.”

A Doll’s House included many themes such as gender, power and class in the three different generations it touched upon. I found interesting the three different stories all intertwined into one because it showed several perspectives and how views/experiences changed over time. The play was linked to a few genres like feminism, drama and tragedy. I was not expecting this as a thought it would be light-hearted and not have a deep meaning. I think the play is inclusive/relatable as it has links to both past and present society by showing the character’s opinions through time. The character I felt connected to the most is Daniel because of his attitude- he was willing to overcome all problems (and still be happy).

 

However, the play was confusing at first as I wasn’t aware of the three Nora’s and the constant character switches. Also, the space outside of the show is quite cramped and has a strong smell of alcohol. In addition, some staff were slightly blunt/unfriendly. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the play and would definitely come back to the theatre to watch other plays and take part in workshops.