On Thursday 10th of January, years 11 and 13 went on a Drama trip to see the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The trip was organised for Drama students who, in their GCSE and A Level exams, will have to write about the show, including the uses of the staging, set and lights, as well as how the performers used physical theatre.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, written by Mark Haddon and adapted for stage by Simon Stephens, is about a 15-year-old boy, Christopher, with Asperger’s Syndrome who finds a dog, killed, with a garden fork in him. In his journey to finding out who is the killer, Christopher finds out that is mother, who he thought had passed away almost two years ago, is actually alive and living in London so he takes a journey to London to meet her.

The stage adaptation for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time uses lighting and sound to show the audience how Christopher feels when he is most effected by his Asperger’s Syndrome. This will be useful for years 11 and 13 who will be able to write about the effective use of lighting and sound in their examinations. The fantastically organised trip was a huge success and all the students (and teachers!) thoroughly enjoyed it.

Olivia Chapman