Two by Jim Cartwright

This was a play I was introduced to at a teacher conference several years ago by someone who said it was a brilliant GCSE text. They said it was brilliant, that it had revolutionised their approach to text based performances and had got excellent marks for it. To be honest it was the last bit about excellent marks that got me interested it in! It … Continue reading Two by Jim Cartwright

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

I love teaching A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. It is a brilliant play to teach as it always throws up so many dividing opinions about the characters actions and motivations that the students are in constant debate and conversation about it. The story is simple but relies on a basic knowledge of late 19th Century Society and, in particular, the role of women in … Continue reading A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

The Ash Girl by Timerbale Wertenbaker 

I love The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker. It is a wonderful play that just speaks to teenagers of all backgrounds, experiences and situations. As a play, it covers a multitude of different issues from immigration to parental expectations via self-image, loss and relationships (and a whole lot more besides). So there truly is something for everyone in the text. It is a challenge to … Continue reading The Ash Girl by Timerbale Wertenbaker