This schools' edition of Mark Haddon's multi-award-winning novel adapted for the National Theatre by Simon Stephens is perfect for Key Stages 3 and 4.
Mark Haddon's work as an author includes A Spot of Bother, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Real Porky Philips, Agent Z and Titch Johnson - Almost World Champion. His work for television includes Coming Down the Mountain, Fungus the Bogeyman and Microsoap. Polar Bears (2010) was Mark Haddon's first work for the theatre. Simon Stephens has been the recipient of both the Pearson Award for Best New Play 2001-2 for his play Port, and the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2005 for On the Shore of the Wide World. His recent plays include Harper Regan (National Theatre), Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange, Manchester), Pornography (Traverse and Birmingham Rep), Wastwater (Royal Court and Wiener Festwochen), The Trial of Ubu (Hampstead Theatre) and Three Kingdoms (Lyric Hammersmith).
. . . storytelling that is tender, dynamic, amusing and
awe-inspiring - often all at once. * The Times *
Simon Stephen's adaptation remains high tech and high quality. * Time Out London *
. . . the best new play in town. * Sunday Express *