The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The success of this adaptation of the novel depended on two things – Luke Treadaway’s performance as Christopher Boone and the staging. Both were fantastic. Treadaway did a masterful job of being the autistic genius intent on solving the mystery, but missing the relationship clues that surrounded him. And the genius of the mathematical set brilliantly matched the play. The grid on the floor, the led projections and the position of the stage in the middle of the steeply banked seats were perfect for the mathematical genius to solve his mystery. I cannot say enough good things about Treadaway’s performance. Every gesture contributed to the personality of the autistic genius, never sliding into caricature or mockery. 

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

  1. keithhpotter says:

    I don’t think you could bring to the stage the feeling of reading Mark Haddon’s book – following Christopher’s story and gradually realising the story Christopher doesn’t get.
    However, this staging was great in its own right. The director, Marianne Elliott, and Bunny Christie, the designer, particularly must be credited for a totally original approach, but the lighting, sound and movement crew all made amazing contributions too. (I am sure the same is true for music and sound, but I was not as aware of them.) This is the sort of imagination I would like to see at Stratford, particularly in the modern plays.

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