National Theatre at Kingsway Park High School

Date published: 20 December 2019

Kingsway Park High School hosted the National Theatre last week, for two performances of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ as part of the National Theatre schools' tour. 

The performances were amazing: quality drama which was both entertaining and thought-provoking with both the students and staff talking about it for days afterwards.


The National Theatre perform ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ at Kingsway Park High School


Over 400 Year 8 and 10 students were able to watch the performances. It really did create a buzz around school and was an amazing experience for the students and the staff.

Guests who also attended the performance included: KPHS Chair of Governors, representatives from The Lowry Theatre in Salford and Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

After the performance, the students discussed the show during their drama lessons with some students sharing their own personal experiences of autism, stating that they loved the humour and physical theatre.

Liz Phillips, of Kingsway Park High School, commented that she was extremely proud to host the National Theatre, she said: ‘’Students were able to experience quality drama and their fantastic response made all the hard work worth it.”

Through Live Nation, Kingsway Park High School is in its second year of a three-year partnership with the National Theatre and The Lowry which will bring other exciting opportunities for students next year.

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