The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (play) by Simon Stephens (adapted from Mark Haddon)

Recommended by Sarah Pauline (@sarahinrainbows)

Form and genre: play

Length: 160 pages

Summary: A dramatic adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel dealing with a young man’s experience of living with autism.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Contains elements of ableism. Requires careful discussion and awareness of bias. Would recommend for Y7 and above.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: It’s a great introduction to modern drama and stage craft.

Other useful information: There are some lovely soundscape activities which can be planned around key segments. The first stage production of this text was a groundbreaking piece – there is a lot of literature about how it was achieved.

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