For my cousins 22nd Birthday my amazing aunt (aka my London mummy) took us to see the curious incident at The Gielgud Theatre in the Westend. I had never read the book before or actually knew the story line to be honest. But I have to say this was one of the best shows I’ve seen in the Westend.
A story that begins with a neighbours dog being killed with a pitchfork. The start makes you think it will be sad story, which is quickly saved by the lovely innocence if young Christopher, who suffers from Aspergers. The set is a very clever and useful tool throughout the play and is based on Christopher’s love for Maths.
The story is acted and also narrated by a book he writing with his life skills teacher Siobhan. All around the permitter of the stage all the other actors sit quietly and come in to assume different roles when necessary. I won’t ruin the story for those who have not read it or seen it, all I can say is that it’s definitely worth the watch.
Sorry for the bad photography I just wanted to get a shot of the stage which was incredible. As you can see it all lights up along with being a chalk board, and there are doors and little storage cabinets for props. I was very very impressed with the set.
Londoners and non Londoners, make time for this! You won’t be disappointed.
Originally posted 2016-12-09 19:00:22.