On the 2nd of January 2022, I went to see the National Theatre production of ‘The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime’ at the Troubadour Wembley Park theatre. The story focuses on an autistic boy named Christopher who discovers that his neighbour’s dog has been killed. This leads Christopher to uncover some secrets that have been kept hidden for a number of years.


After months of theatres being closed, I’m sure both the audience and the cast were thrilled that we were able to enjoy theatres live again. The main cast was incredibly diverse - including multiple neurodivergent actors (David Breeds, Connor Curren), a Deaf actress (Sophie Stone) and an openly trans actress (Rebecca Root). Due to the fact that the main actor was neurodivergent, he was able to play the role with an authenticity that a neurotypical actor could not have found.


One of my favourite scenes in the performance was at the end of the first act during which Christopher has a meltdown after discovering that his father has kept a massive portion of his life a secret from him. It was amazing to see the amount of thought that had been put into this entire performance - both by the actors and by the entire creative team. 


Whilst often overlooked, theatres would not be able to operate without their incredible behind the scenes team. In this performance, the sound and lighting designs were particularly stunning and I could tell the thought that had been put into each detail - like the red LED track that Christopher attempted to follow when he wanted to calm himself down.

In conclusion, if you have not already been able to go and see this amazing production, use the following link to book tickets now: UK Tour | The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (curiousonstage.com)