Being Different – The Boy In The Dress

12-year-old Dennis, who likes to dress as a girl, struggles to be accepted but demonstrates the courage of a lion. Dennis doesn’t mind being different but others do. How will he overcome these views? Will he ever be accepted? Lets find out…

Learning outcomes

  1. To explore the idea of being different using this set text as a starting point. 
  2. Develop and understanding of the storyline, context and characters within the story and what message the author is trying to communicate.
  3. Interpret the story using dramatic devises such as storytelling, acting, poetry, song or movement. 

Who its for?


Workshop options 

Option 1 – 1 HOUR – These workshops are short but packed with creativity & practical learning, fantastic for engagement & focus (Maximum of 40 students).

Option 2 – HALF\FULL DAY – Through The Stage Door offer exciting, engaging and educational workshops delivered by experienced and talented professionals. We will work with your school focussing on the selected text; we will explore the background of the text, interpret the storyline and create wonderful characters along the way. This type of workshop gives your students an insight with a practical, enjoyable and exciting learning experience. (HALF/FULL DAY – One/two group’s maximum of 40 students per group)

Props and resources may be included to enhance student learning.

Space requirements

Workshops will require a large cleared space. A school hall/theatre would be required for the HALF/FULL DAY sessions

Special requests

Once your booking has been confirmed, one of our dedicated team members will contact you to collect information regarding the children’s starting points to ensure the workshop is personalised to suit.