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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time: Trip to the Lyceum Theatre

“My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,507.”

 

This resoundingly triumphant stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s highly original novel written from the perspective of a 15 year old boy diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder fully justified its not inconsiderable hype, and left the 40 Birkdale theatre studies students who saw it on Wednesday night at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre stunned by the sheer visual mastery of the show – not to mention the actors’ passion and commitment, and the highly innovative visual trickery employed to try and project what was going on in the lead characters’ head. Physical Theatre is a key aspect of Birkdale’s Theatre Studies course, and you don’t get much more physical than this – the energy levels were absolutely mind-boggling! On top of all this, the stagecraft was outstanding; the script razor-sharp, and the packed house was entranced throughout.

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