Curious Incident – a powerful opportunity for all students


Mark Haddon’s novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, is a prescribed text for HSC Standard English Module B: Close Study of Text. Unlike the Area of Study and Modules A and C, students are not required to find related material of their own choosing, but are expected to know their prescribed text very well.

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  • studied as a junior text in the UK
  • stage adaptation by Simon Stephens – brilliant and touring the UK for school productions
  • NATE conferenceWorkshop: Curious incident: From Rehearsal Room to English Classroom (KS3/KS4)

    Melanie Whitehead, National Theatre Learning

    A practical workshop using the BBC Online Curious Incident resources which give first-hand insight into the National Theatre’s creative team process. This workshop will be delivered by Melanie Whitehead, NT Learning Manager for the current Curious Incident UK Tour and will consider aspects such as non-verbal communication, developing plot, tension and comedy, dialogue versus narrative. The focus will be particularly suitable for KS3-4 English or Drama teachers.



  • Simon Stephens – Q & A with Dave Whetstone, journalist with The JournalSimon Stephens is an English playwright. Originally an English teacher, he taught on the Young Writers’ Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years. He is now an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. His writing is widely performed not only in the UK but also throughout Europe and America. His adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was premiered at the National Theatre in 2012.
  • article from Teaching English Issue 7 NATE, Spring 2015


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