Friday, February 7, 2014

5 March - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

In February we read Lady Windermere's Fan - I was delighted that so many of you enjoyed it, as I said I was less impressed when reading it. However, when read aloud the humour came out more and brought the play more alive.

It was another sad meeting with another farewell.  Can we please stop this?!

Goodbye Jane - it has been wonderful having you in the group and we are all going to miss you.  Please coincide your visits (with those of Cathy and Deborah maybe?) and come and see us again!

Bye Jane! We are going to miss you.
There seemed to be a lot of enthusiasm for reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in March.

I think several of us have read the book, which is a murder mystery like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

The book was turned into a very successful National Theatre play, with a most amazing set - the stage was a lightbox ... well, it's hard to explain. Here are some pictures:

In this scene the street and house numbers are shown on the stage

This is a link to the NT Live page for the play:

And the official trailer:

As for the encore ... it was possibly the most incredible encore I have ever seen.  Words won't do it justice so I've tried, without success, to find a link to a video of it.  All I can say is, if you ever have the chance to see this play performed - go for it!

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