Books by Glenda Young

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Curious Incident of recognising your symptoms on stage

To the theatre this week to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  I'd read the book - but so long ago that I'd forgotten much of what happened in it. I'd not forgotten, however, that the book centered around an autistic boy. How this would be played out on stage would be interesting to see.

The play is quite wonderful.  With its stripped back design it's an unusual set but one you soon get used to. The autism is expertly played and I empathised when I recognised some of my own behaviour pattern up there on the stage. As the lead character Christopher takes the train then the London Underground, I couldn't watch. I felt his pain. I've been there, done that, had a bad experience and got myself in a right state too.

If you go to see this on stage, stay right to the end. I don't mean to the end of the show, I mean, stay sitting in your seat as other people are putting on their coats and walking out. You'll be rewarded, I assure you.

The tour website is here.
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