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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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#131 Reich

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

I thought Luke Treadaway was astounding and  thought Paul Ritter was very good. However most of the cast delivered various shades of ham. I couldn't bear Niamh Cusack who appeared to be doing a skit of Fiona Shaw for Spitting Image! Every line was delivered as if her life depended on it - talk about over acting

The adaption was okay but the first half very slow. Although I really did like the breaking of the 4th wall and the transition from page to stage.  The train 'coup' was so obvious. The rest of the production was like a very weak Complicte Production - sound, projections and definitely movement unispired

But back to Luke, I work a lot with with AS and I could recognise his mannerisms and thought progressions so clearly. He was a very convincing person  who is diagnosed with Autism. Top marks. Give the guy an award

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

From the NT website:

" We are currently finalising the details for a West End transfer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time next March. "

Will be interesting to see how they adapt it for a proscenium arch theatre. The staging in the Cottesloe was simply phenomenal.

#133 Rooster Byron

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

I was thinking that if they did a strong bank of raked seats in the stalls (similar to Gatz) then perhaps the staging could work (just not in the round. It's all about making those floor projections visible.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

I thought of the raked stalls too... would they want to avoid reducing the theatre's capacity though?

#135 Rooster Byron

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

It's the National so out of any producer they are the ones who can afford a smaller capacity.

#136 Rooster Byron

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Well it's confirmed. The Apollo from March with Luke Treadaway heading up the cast

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Any word yet if Nicola Walker and Paul Ritter will be in it? They're both brilliant, would be a shame if they weren't.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

They don't appear to be http://www.whatsonst...o in March.html

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Good news about the 12 tickets for this
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Not if they're in the Apollo balcony *shudder*






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