BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, King's Theatre, Glasgow

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, King's Theatre, Glasgow

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, King's Theatre, Glasgow

When Christopher Boone finds his neighbour's dog Wellington in the garden with a pitchfork through him, he decides to do some detective work to find out who killed the dog. Although it is never stated explicitly, Christopher has Asperger Syndrome and his mind works in a much more literal fashion than most. Part of the appeal of the novel from which this play is adapted is the way it is written in Christopher's own unique style and this has been transferred beautifully to the stage.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has an incredibly innovative staging with every inch of the stage being used to its full potential. LED lights are used to create patterns and maps and there are props hidden inside boxes inside the wall. Although it is impossible to not get lost in the story, your mind does start to wander slightly as you wonder exactly how the cast remember what is hidden where.

Scott Reid has been receiving rave reviews all over the UK since he joined the tour earlier this year but tonight feels a wee bit special as the show opens in his home city. Reid is a dream casting as Christopher Boone. He has mastered the often complex script as well as the unique mannerisms and unintentional humour of the character.

With countless five star reviews, seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards it isn't news that National Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an incredible piece of theatre. However, I'll say it anyway- go and see this masterpiece!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time runs at the King's Theatre, Glasgow until Saturday 19th August.

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