The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Review
A remarkable stage adaptation of the beloved novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a visual feast of theatre, with superb work from all the actors including Sherlock’s Una Stubbs. Read on for our review, as well as an exclusive photo of Una from after the performance.
“Some people say to me, ‘Oh, did they tell you to play Mrs Hudson like that?’ Well, no, I just came up with it. I was given the script and I got on with it. I just saw her more like a mother figure to these two boys. There’s so much nastiness going on [in the series] that maybe to introduce something a little nicer is a good thing.”
Can she see why Benedict Cumberbatch has become a sex symbol? “Yes, I can because he’s just so unusual. He’s joli laid. One minute, you think [she breaks off and does a little moue of distaste], but then the next minute you think, ‘Oh, you’re so gorgeous.’”
UK: Public booking for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time with Una Stubbs is now open at National Theatre.
Description fromAmazon The title The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (or the curious incident of the dog in the night-time as it appears within the book) is an appropriate one for Mark Haddon’s ingenious novel both because of its reference to that most obsessive and fact-obsessed of detectives, Sherlock Holmes, and because its lower-case letters indicate something important about its narrator.
Christopher is an intelligent youth who lives in the functional hinterland of autism—every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily.