Solomon Joseph reviews The Curious Incident

The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time - 29 August-2 September

This August, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time returns to Norwich Theatre Royal.

Solomon Joseph, who took part in the Arts Award Club at Stage Two, came along to see the show on its last visit here. As part of his Arts Award, Solomon had to review an art event he had experienced, and he picked The Curious Incident.

Here’s what he had to say:

Scott Reid and ensemble
Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg

A favourite art event that I have been to would be The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, at the Theatre Royal.

I enjoyed this show because of the incredible story-line and plot and the way the story is brought to life. I mostly enjoyed the lighting and set and thought that the technical side of show was the most important part. The train station scene was the best piece of choreography that I have seen in a theatrical performance ever.

The intimidating marching around while the flashing lights and sound played brought you inside the head of a boy with autism, and that made the play for me. The understanding of this boy’s emotions and talents and watching Christopher overcome his fears and disadvantages to do what he believes is right is a touching concept, and although it may be cliche it is told in a completely new way.  

The writing for this play was brilliant and I really enjoyed Christopher’s hidden genius throughout the play, and even though it is a Serious, it never ceased to make me laugh. I would highly recommend this to most people because I believe that the sheer quality would amaze even the people that don’t like the genre.

 Personally I think that this was an incredible, must-see show.


-Solomon Joseph 

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is here from 29 August – 2 September, and tickets are available now.