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The Oratory Performs Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

On Monday 27, Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 November, Oratory 5th and 6th Form students performed the first production of the school year - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

"An adaptation of the Mark Haddon book by Simon Stephens, this play follows Christopher Boone, who is presumed to be neurodivergent.

Christopher discovers his next door neighbour’s dog has been killed and in investigating who killed the dog, he goes on a journey of discovery of secrets in his own life, which ultimately define who he is. The part of Christopher was played superbly by Clement H., who only took on the role in October and worked solidly to give one of the greatest all-time Oratorian performances. Clement was ably supported by a cast of 20, in particular Harry J. as his father, Kate L. as his mother and Rose R. as his teacher. This is not to forget the rest of the ensemble who threw themselves into their respective roles, from those with only a few lines to those with significantly more.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a challenging play that deals with quite emotive issues, and the minimalist staging of the production, supported by the lights, sound and projection, helped thrust the story into the spotlight. The whole process of this production was enjoyable and the audience left the performances raving about what they had seen."

Jonathan Bonnett, Head of Oratory Drama

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