On Wednesday 9th October, students from the Year 9, 10 and 12 Drama cohorts travelled to Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge to watch Maggot Moon.

The play’s protagonist Standish Treadwell suffers from dyslexia and has a very low reading and writing age. It is also set in a ‘What-if’ history, in this case – ‘What if Nazi Germany won the war’.

Although none of this was ever directly referenced in the performance, the students recognised this which sparked some fantastic conversations on the train back to school about storytelling, the importance of contextualising a play and various other performance elements.

Mr J Russell