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In A Land Of Oz at Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre Pub

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Throughout the play, the audience questions Dorothy's mental state, more specifically, 'Is she autistic? She spends time in her room focussing on a bag of her old belongings received from her mother and to her surprise, her Oz-like fantasy World re-emerges before her eyes. With this childlike experience, comes the long-repressed truth about her state of mind. The play focuses on the two opposing worlds in Dorothy's life: Reality versus fantasy. Her journey is uneasy and challenging yet she is lead to where she needs to be. She has moved in with her boyfriend and their relationship reveals challenges that Dorothy has suppressed to fit in with modern society. Only time will tell if the protagonist can face her issues and cope with them. "There has been research conducted by professors at University College London, (UCL) Autism Community Training, (ACT) in Canada and by The National Autism Society that the number of females undiagnosed with autism is greater than it used to be. The theme of this play touches on this subject as Dorothy shares some traits of an individual with high functioning autism but throughout the play the audience questions her mental state of mind."

Venue Details & Map

Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre Pub

Address
53-55 Hoe Street
London
E17 4SA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 8509 3880
Website
http://www.yeolderoseandcrowntheatrepub.co.uk
Public transport:
Walthamstow Central, Underground

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