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    Award-Winning Playwright Inspires Students

    Mr Simon Stephens gives Senior School students a sneak preview of his latest play.

    Award-winning British playwright Mr Simon Stephens paid a visit to Kimbolton this week to give Senior School pupils a sneak preview of his latest unpublished play, at one of our regular Politics Society evenings. 

    The Stockport-born playwright behind the Mark Haddon novel adaptation The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is well-known for drama that focuses on the complexity of people, life, politics and society.

    Head of Politics Mr Toby Leadbetter said: “Our students were fortunate in being able to do a reading of a scene – and Simon enjoyed the opportunity of having feedback for the first time on his new play. He also discussed how all of our choices in life are, to an extent, political ones.” 

    Mr Stephens, who was resident playwright at the Royal Court and National Theatre, is currently Artistic Associate at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. He is the inaugural Associate Playwright of Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, where two of his plays, Harper Regan and Motortown, had their US premiere. His writing is widely performed throughout Europe.

    In March, our Politics Society will be hosting The Rt Revd Lord Eames, who served during the Troubles and Peace Process as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (1986-2006).  He now sits as an active Cross-bencher in the House of Lords. The full Politics Society programme of events and guest speakers can be downloaded below.

    Photo: with thanks to Mr Christopher Bates