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“The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night Time”
Review of Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre
Ranked #190 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a must see play in the heart of the Wset End.

Based on the book by Mark Haddon and adapted for the stage by Simon Stepehens this is a wonderful story about a teenage boy with Asperges Syndrone, seeking to solve the mystery of his neighbours dead dog.

There is nothing bad I can say about this play. The direction is crisp and energetic, and deals with Asperges syndone is an unapologitically honest way. Sometimes tragic and at other times funny this play really lets you see into the mind of the the condition and helps you to understand the obstacles that children with Autism and Asperges have to cope with.

Don't get me wrong. This is not a preachy play in any way. Its fun and exciting, and the staging is outstanding, at times it really takes your breath away. But the real reason for seeing this play are the actors. Every cast member produces a pitch perfect performance, utterly believable and as far away from caractictures as you can get.

This is a breathtaking tour de force and a must see for anyone who want to learn a little bit more about life.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” was absolutely brilliant .
Never seen stage set like it. Acting & story is fantastic.
Don't miss it.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is one of the most powerful pieces I've seen in a long time. Creative, interactive set. The cast is amazing and the staging is brilliant! It's jarring, touching, a true emotional rollar coaster. Don't leave right after the curtain call.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is better than the book, the cast led by Niamh Cusack and the principal juvenile were exceptional, and the set very clever.
If you can get tickets go!!!

Thank nitricoxide
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

An amazing production of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel by the National Theatre. Incredible stage set and lighting. The night we were there, Johnny Gibbon was playing the lead, Christopher Boone. He was breath-taking. It is a very physical part and intellectually intense and demanding. We were totally compelled and engaged throughout the performance. It is about 2.15 hours long and the time flies. Moving, funny and enraging - a really excellent live theatre experience. The Apollo is such a 'grand dame' of an old theatre. The imaginative and inventive use of the walls and floor of the stage through state of the art lighting design and chilling sound effects, and by the choreography and actors' movement, led to a new and mesmerising interpretation of a classic theatre being superbly adapted for a contemporary theatre production. Niamh Cusack was great in it too. The actors and directors generously held a Q&A after the performance - they must have been exhausted, it is a hugely demanding piece for them to perform. Go to see it - you will be rivetted.

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