Based on the book of the same name, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at the Gielgud Theatre was nothing short of outstanding. From the brilliant acting to the out of this world production, you’ll be as engrossed as I was when I read the book as a child. If you get chance to see this show, go!
Located in the heart of the West End just off of Shaftesbury Avenue, you’ll find the Gielgud Theatre. It’s a small yet rather grand theatre, decorated in a traditional style. It’s rather impressive if I’m honest. It felt cosy and intimate, which complemented the style of the play perfectly.
The incredible acting drew the audience into the storyline, fully immersing them into the plot by the interval. It followed the story of Christopher, a young boy with Aspergers, who discovered his neighbours dog dead on the lawn one night. He made it his mission to discover who killed the dog uncovering many other secrets along the way.
The production of the curious incident of the dog in the night time was out of this world. I don’t want to say too much and spoil it, but the magic is in the stage itself. The use of lighting and sound was incredibly creative too. It helped you get inside Christopher’s mind and ride the wave of emotions and feelings that he was processing. We went through a rollercoaster of emotions on the night, joy, confusion, sadness, panic and happiness. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it.
I was a little apprehensive about how good it would be though. I couldn’t figure out how they could turn the book into a stage production. However, that’s the beauty of it – it’s an incredible surprise. Never before have I been amazed so many times in one evening. If you’re into theatre, or have read the book, this is not one to miss. Tickets to the curious incident of the dog in the night time would make an incredible present too.