04 May 2015

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime


If you have read the book, you'll enjoy the play, its quite faithful to the book and is very cleverly done. Its both funny and sweet and thoroughly enjoyable. And there is the most adorable puppy at the end. What can I say, I like cute fuzzy things.

I went with a couple of friends, one who had read the book a while ago and one who hadn't read the book at all and they both enjoyed it as much as I did. The set, as I walked into the theatre, was simple. Deceptively so as I would later find out. Things kept appearing out of cupboards in the wall and floor. The boxes had a hundred different uses and the screen at the back was a really clever part of the set which at one point turned into an escalator.



In case you don't know, the story is told from the perspective of Christopher, a young boy who has Asperger-like qualities. It starts with him finding his neighbours dog dead in her front yard and follows his 'investigation' into its murder. But its really not as morbid as it sounds. Its really about family, truth and trust.

If you enjoy plays that are a little different, you should give this one a go. You will have a laugh, an 'awwww' and maybe, just maybe, Christopher will teach you a thing or two.


Have you been to a play based on a book?



6 comments:

  1. OOOh I loved the book!

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  2. I saw this broadcast at the cinema many years ago but would love to see it again live! x

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    1. How cool! Was it the same UK production or was it from the US?

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  3. I loved the book and have been contemplating going to the play, think I will make this a must-do!

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    1. The play really is a faithful adaptation and the actor who plays Christopher does a wonderful job bringing him to life.
      Do let me know what you think when you go!

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