Age is a Feeling
Inspired by hospices, mystics and trips to the cemetery, Age is a Feeling wrestles with our endless chances to change course while we’re alive. A covert rallying cry against cynicism and regret. A call to seize our time.
Written and performed by Dora-award winning Haley McGee (The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale), this never-the-same-twice show is a gripping story about how our relationship with mortality shapes the way we live.
Charting the seminal moments, rites of passage and turning points in an adult life - your life - from the day you turn 25 through to your death, Age is a Feeling celebrates the glorious and melancholy unknowability of human life. Olivier-nominated, Fringe First winning, Age is a Feeling premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, before transferring to the Soho Theatre in London for two sold-out runs
Tanika Gupta has transposed Ibsen’s seminal play to 1879 Calcutta and the result is multilayered, massively intelligent and moving.- The Guardian
It’s a supremely smart switch. Setting the play in 1879, the year it was written, Gupta allows its new Kolkata setting to add a layer of racial domination to its examination of patriarchy and its effects. Ibsen was always about society as well as the individual and here the social structures that pinion Niru in her place are graphically and brilliantly realised- What's On Stage
Gupta’s adaptation places Niru in a more complex cage than Nora. Ibsen’s exploration of the patriarchy becomes as much about race and the arrogance of colonialism- The Stage
What better place to start than with Ibsen’s once-shocking heroine, her story reimagined by prolific playwright Tanika Gupta?- The Arts Desk