I was given a lovely and warm welcome by the artistic director of the Young Vic, Kwame. He spoke to me in Arabic, something that made me feel at home. Kwame told me about how he has come to be so successful, even though there was no one in his position, the only BAME director of a major theatre in the western hemisphere. This was very inspiring as I myself am from a BAME background.
“ He spoke to me in Arabic, something that made me feel at home. ”
In my opinion the play itself was a delight to watch. It kept me engaged in it as I was connecting the dots. The actor Anna-Russell-Martin was humorous and charismatic. I felt like I could relate to her in an unknown way. Even though her character was a woman, who drank alcohol and had children, I still felt connected to her via her personality and charm. The themes of the play were power and hope. The theme hope came from the 1918 Nora (Amaka Okafor). It came from her because that was when gender equality was seen to be rise. The theme power came from her husband, Thomas who was seen to be very controlling. In the end, I strongly recommend watching Nora: A Doll’s House.