Monday, 8 July 2013

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Outside The Apollo
Live At The Apollo
On Thursday 4th July 2013, I saw what was definitely one of the most amazing plays ever. The English and Drama departements at college took us on a trip to London and first we visited The Globe Theatre, which was really cool, but the real highlight of my day was going to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at The Apollo.
I'd say I have no words to describe this play but then what would be the point of doing a whole post on it? So I'm making my brain work extra hard to think of some words worthy of this play.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a beautiful play based on the book of the same name by Mark Haddon. It is the story of Christopher John Francis Boone (played by Luke Treadaway), a fifteen-year-old boy with a brilliant brain who finds his neighbour's dog dead in their garden. And once this incident occurs, everything else begins to spiral out of control. And for Christopher, a person who thinks logically and likes to have things organised, the messy world that we all live in is hard for him to understand.
The stage
The story was portrayed wonderfully. The cast were excellent, Luke Treadaway made the character of Christopher so real but also so likeable and relateable. And the set was amazing. The way it could move, the way things came out of the stage, it was mind-blowing.  And sound and music was used in a really clever way as well.
To conclude, the play so completely and utterly deserves the 7 Olivier Awards and the positive reviews it has received (and more too) and I will not hear a bad word against it. I just have so much love for this play. 
Oh, and if you go and see it (which I highly recommend you do), stick around at the end after the bows. There's a great surprise.
 
Until next time,
Rebecca
 
P.S. Check out the official website for the play: http://www.curiousonstage.com/

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