The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-TimeWest End transfer
Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:50 PM
I thought it was a very good representation of the book, and was a lot more dramatic than I expected, I could hardly get out of my seat at the interval, I was still trying to take it all in. They have cut quite a few bits, which I suppose was needed to keep the story moving quickly. My favourite chapter was cut, which I am a bit disappointed about, but it's not surprising as it is an "in between maths chapter" rather than part of the story, and I don't know how they would have staged it. I loved the extra bits they have added in, with it now being a play rather than a book. I thought it was good how they covered the narration, without Christopher himself having to recite almost all of the lines, and I thought Luke did a brilliant job being onstage all of the time.
Our small cinema was sold out, and we even clapped at the end, which made us feel like we were there! No-one left while he was explaining the maths, I wouldn't have expected anyone to. Although it is suggested people could leave then, I wouldn't have expected anyone to take that seriously!
Our cinema are showing an encore screening on Monday 24th, it's a shame it's in the afternoon, I'm considering bunking off work to go again. I hope it does move to a bigger theatre as I would love to see it again in person.
A bright bright star will show the way.
Go to where the champions played."
Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:50 PM
A lot of my cinema left before or during the proof although some stopped when they realised what was happening, sad to say i got lost after pathagaros' therum.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:18 PM
One thing I couldn't help but think about whilst watching it is how easy it would be to adapt for TV. Its not film material, but it would be so easy to do a two parter on ITV. I hope something is in the works.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:56 PM
Luke Treadaway, well, what a performance. Are performances in the Cottesloe eligible for Olivier awards? If so he could be a very strong contender
The standing positions are great btw, a great way to see it since it is completely sold out. There was a very long line for returns
Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:46 PM
I agree- superb, and Luke Treadaway... perfect.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:46 PM
Luke Treadaway - give him the Olivier now!!!
Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:29 PM
Before seeing this production I listened to an audio recording of the book. I learnt beforehand that although the text never mentions it, the blurb classified Christopher's condition as asperger's syndrome. I myself have high functioning autism, which to many is similar to asperger's. On some level I did relate to the character, but I felt that as I was reading the book many of the attributes associated with autism were coming at me thick-and-fast. For someone who has a similar condition to mine, I thought that Christopher was doing things that I had never done or had grown out of by his age. Even my mum, who had read the book some time ago, thought the same thing.
I looked up on the book and found out about the accuracy, the debate over the blurb, and how Mark Haddon said in 2009 that he knew little about autism, and that he believed that the book was not about asperger's but difference. It is hard for me though to ignore the fact that the book is written from the perspective of someone who is perceived to have this condition. People with aspergers have also said on forums that although people with the condition do not have the same attributes, Christopher has too many to be accurate
I have nothing against the book. As I said I did relate to Christopher on some level and I do like the story. I do not know what exactly I think about him, and I even wonder whether I am not being self observant about myself. Yet I do feel that Christopher is not an accurate representation of asperger's.
That being said this production was well paced, and very imaginative in staging this story and the cast did well to present these characters. I forgot about my reservations and for what it was enjoyed it immensely
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:18 PM
That's great thanks. Not sure I'd stand, but gives me some hope!
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