IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card
Describe a worth watching theatrical performance.
You should say:
- what the performance was about
- where it took place
- how was the acting and quality of the production
- and explain why it was worth watching.
Indian theatre is one of the ancient forms of the Asian theatre that has prevailed since centuries. The modern theatre of my country mainly consists of university drama communities that generally have a message to deliver to the spectators. The play that I watched was about a response to a violent gang rape and subsequent death of a student in 2012 in Delhi. This rape case shocked the whole country and people greatly sympathized with the victim and the family.
Recently, on my visit to Delhi, my cousin took me to attend a theatrical show that was being organized in his University. I was more curious to watch it when he told me about the theme of the play.
The play’s name was ‘Nirbhaya’ which symbolizes ‘fearless’ in Hindi. The play was written and produced by a renowned South-African playwright and the entire cast and backstage workers were Indian. This play mainly aimed to break through the silence among women who have suffered gender based violence. The quality of production and the whole performance was remarkable and it could easily be observed by the audience’s expression and applause.
I consider that this theatrical show was a thought-provoking one as it delivered the message of societal change that is much required in our community. It was a compelling depiction of the awful truth that an innocent student had gone through when she boarded a bus with her male friend in the busy streets of Delhi. The hard-hitting truth clearly shows that we could not be silent anymore. Lastly, it was the most powerful and emotional theatre play that I’ve ever seen.