As The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time continues it’s run in London at the Gielgud Theatre, our David tells us why we should all be making a trip to see this West End hit!
It is the mark of a true masterpiece that it alters the way in which you see the world. And I suspect that for the audience at Curious Incident last night things will not look quite the same ever again. At first glance, the world view of the central character, Christopher, could be seen as poles apart from most people’s perception of the world, but the magic of this play is the way our immersion in Christopher’s world, our slowly building familiarity with the unfamiliar, inevitably, and inexorably, reveals how close our world is to his.
Stress, exhaustion, a change in routine or loss, all these things can work loose the glue holding together a largely unquestioned world view. And then, suddenly, the most everyday sights and sayings appear strangely alien. It is the triumph of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time that this entire ‘journey without maps’ is both emotionally riveting and immensely entertaining from start to finish. A triumph built on astonishingly fine writing, breathtakingly original staging, and acting that draws you into the piece from the very first second to the last curtain call.
Will you be booking a theatre break to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in it’s brand new home at the Gielgud Theatre? Let us know using the comments box below.