‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ Theatre Trip


On Thursday 23 February, Years 10 and 11 went to see the National Theatre’s award winning production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End. 

The play follows an autistic boy called Christopher Boone who struggles with the murder of his neighbour’s dog and decides to get to the bottom of the mystery.  Along the way, he discovers the bravery within himself as well as the secrets within his family.

This was an extremely exciting piece of theatre to watch, with stunning but simplistic set and physical theatre routines throughout. The actor who played Christopher portrayed the character and autism empathetically, showcasing a lot of talent through his realistic performance.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the play - the humour that was presented alongside the serious undertone of how people with autism and their families deal with the issue.  I fully recommend seeing this play before it closes on 3 June.

Written by Eleni Tryfonos, Year 11

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