Classic novel makes for a stunning stage adaptation

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The much loved book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is bought to life in stunning fashion with this theatrical re-telling.

The story sees Christopher Boone, 15-year-old, who sees a dog called Wellington stabbed with a pitchfork. When he decides to investigate the dog’s death, it’s when he discovers far more than he expects.

This is a play which doesn’t put a foot wrong at any time. The sets are a mixture of stunning imagination and top end special effects and production values. That combined with the physicality of the performers help to create a fantastically believeable world.

All of this while presenting a compelling story. The emotion that runs throughout the play is superbly handled. The end had the audience crying for good reasons.

The final praise for the show is for young perfoemer Joshua Jenkins, playing the part of autistic Christopher. It is a fantastic performance and he carries the play’s more difficult scenes with the ease of a more established pro.

There is only one word to describe this play. Stunning.

The show is performed at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton until Saturday. Call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk for tickets.