The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – WMC

16 Apr

I was bought tickets to go and watch this by my brother for Christmas and have been really looking forward to it.  I think the WMC is an amazing place and one of the best things about Wales, so I am always excited to go and see a show there. I read the book by Mark Haddon on which the play is based and loved it at the time but it was that long ago the majority of the plot was hazy at best in my memory. The cast play their roles excellently, especially the lead, Welshman Joshua Jenkins, who is highly authentic without overdoing the part. Their movement throughout the show highlight not just quality acting but an almost rhythmic dance performance at times. Choreographing is almost as important as the acting. The real star performer however, while taking nothing away from the fantastic acting, is the set. JPEG41-750x500

(Photos crdit Brinkhoff/Moegenburg)

The whole play is acted out within the above cube structure with lighting and props utilised to change scenery and atmosphere with ease.  The show comes alive through the stage production which is like having an additional leading actor.  There is a breathtaking use of sound and light.  Those behind the show have demonstrated stunning imagination and innovation to tell the story in a way I just can’t comprehend imagining from scratch. I absolutely loved this and would put it up there favourably with anything I’ve previosulty seen at the WMC or in any theatre for that matter.  I would highly recommend it and if you do get the chance to see this show please don’t miss out. As an aside: Kudos to the WMC for their continued innovative marketing.  After turning the Centre green for wicked; photo 1 and this guerrilla marketing shot for singing in the rain; photo 2 this was a nice touch on the pavement outside for this latest production.  You’ll understand why if you watch the show. 5fc2fd86ca6f11ea54c27718d9fd8138

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2 Responses to “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – WMC”

  1. rareteachingbear April 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    I went to see this with my girlfriend in January after being recommended it by a friend, and it blew all my expectations out of the water! Totally agree, was really good.

    • hath53 April 21, 2015 at 8:18 am #

      Same here. I had high expectations after hearing good reviews but the show matched and exceeded them. Brilliant

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