The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

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Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s award winning book, “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time” is a triumph on so many levels, claims guest writer Nigel Stone. The stage itself is a four dimensional graph with the relativity and importance of time as well as mathematics playing a large part in the production; but please don’t let that put you off.

SPOLIER ALERT: The “dog” of the title lies dead in the middle of the stage; a pitchfork sticking out of its back. Christopher Boone is a fifteen year old boy with “Behavioural Problems”, and he wants to find out who killed the dog; so he decides to investigate. Although the words autism and Asperger’s don’t appear in the script, it is obvious that Christopher is unable to emotionally connect with others. He also can’t cope with physical contact, and takes anything that is said to…

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