Award winning playwright visits Warlingham School

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Warlingham School’s Year 8 students enjoyed a visit from playwright, Simon Stephens- Simon is a multi award-wining playwright, having won several awards.

His adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, won the Tony Award for Best New Play in 2015.

Year 8s have been studying The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time this term and have thoroughly enjoyed the production, which explores the theme of autism. They enjoyed the play so much that the School has organised two trips to the theatre to accommodate as many students as possible.

The English department also ran a creative-writing competition; the three winners – Aimee Dunne, Rosie Cornwell and Harry Furnell – all won a signed copy of the play.

During his visit, Simon talked to the students about his career as a playwright. He also answered lots of questions about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The visit was organised by English Teacher, Rebecca Pithouse who developed a passion for English at Warlingham School and post-University returned to train with the school as part of the School Direct scheme.

Photo shows Aimee Dunne, Harry Furnell, Simon Stephens (Playwright), Rosie Cornwell and Rebecca Pithouse (English Teacher)

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