National Theatre Curious Incident Design Challenge

To celebrate the first ever UK and Ireland Tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, the design team from this acclaimed production; Paule Constable (Lighting Designer), Bunny Christie (Set/Costume Designer), Finn Ross (Video Designer) and Ian Dickinson (Sound Designer), are setting a Design Challenge that aims to replicate the professional process they went through.

Curious Incident Design Challenge

To support tutors in mentoring their students through the challenge, we are offering a FREE tutor ticket to see the West End production on 14 or 15 September.

The National Theatre and Creative & Cultural Skills are offering this unique opportunity for you to connect your students to the heart of the theatre making process. This will be relevant for all students in our College membership network who are involved in courses related to mounting a production, from Art & Design to construction; not just those who want to perform.

A number of colleges were part of the web-ex session with members of the original creative team this term. You can read about what they got up to. If you are new to Design Challenges, we can offer you support in embedment in the curriculum and how to make the most of working with an industry partner.

The next deadline is on Friday 20 November. If you would like to take part, confirm your plan to still submit on this date, or book your tutors to see the production on 14 or 15 September, please contact by 1 September

Ideally students will be studying a BTEC or UAL Level 2 or 3 in Production Arts, Art and Design or Media. The National Theatre would like you to create an original design concept for a scene from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time in one or more of the following forms:

- A Set and/or Costume Design

- A Lighting Design

- A Sound Design

- Projection + Video Design

To support you in this challenge, and to give your students an insight into these design roles, we are really excited to offer all participants the opportunity to receive feedback on their design from one of the original designers of the production.

We look forward to working with you!

National Theatre Learning and Creative & Cultural Skills