Theatre has the power to take us beyond our lives and to imagine alternative possibilities. It opens a door to the lives of others and helps us as viewers to develop empathy. It can be the glue that holds us together as a community whilst allowing us to break apart encouraging innovation.
I love going to theatre because when I was at school, we used to go to the theatre as part of our English GCSE and there were no captions or BSL interpretation then, it was so frustrating to sit through the whole performance without any access, I used to fall asleep or make up my own interpretations of what I think the story is about. Now, it is so much more accessible and enables me to experience different stories and perspectives as well as appreciate the creativity in the costumes, set, lighting, story, acting etc. Having accessible theatre enables me to go out with my friends and family and have a good night out without being left behind.