This week, 40 students in Years 9, 10 and 11 travelled to London to watch a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Piccadilly Theatre. Winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award winning director Marianne Elliott.
Our students were mesmerised by the physical theatre-style production, which utilises technical design to transport the audience into the protagonist’s imagination and had everyone totally gripped. The arrival of a real puppy on stage at the end even reduced a number of students to tears. The afternoon concluded in a return coach journey through London’s beautiful Christmas lights which was a fitting end to a spell-binding performance.
GCSE Drama students will write about the production in their examination and were exemplary in their studious approach to making notes throughout the performance.