Canberra Theatre Centre 27 June to 1 July 2018
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s highly acclaimed stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon’s novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time begins with high drama – a scene of a dog with a garden fork protruding from its prone body.
Its owner Mrs Shears (Amanda Posener) stands side stage horrified and enraged. Christopher Boone (Joshua Jenkins) kneels over him (we find his name is Wellington), perhaps equally horrified but more importantly determined to find the killer.
The story of a family in crisis unfolds , a young man unable to grasp the ways of people , his estranged parents, the school, the neighbours, the frenetic outside world of London. Technology drives the staging of this play and creates the noisy and confusing world of Christopher’ s brain.
We attended at our own expense on Friday 29 June 2018.
Peter Wilkins’ excellent review can be found at https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/exceeds-all-superlatives-a-curious-incident-you-simply-cannot-miss-20180628-p4zo7o.html