I felt hella cool on the bus this morning thinking of the title.
So, on Saturday, my friend Jen and I saw 2 shows!
For the matinee: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
For the evening: Made in Dagenham!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, we follow Christopher Boone, a 15 year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, as he is determined to find out who killed his neighbour’s dog.
A lot more happens! Trust me! But spoilers!
The play was fantastic. The staging was so technological. SO MANY STROBE LIGHTS AND THEY WERE SO BEAUTIFUL.
Here’s a trailer, because the staging is just something I can’t put into words
I’ve never seen anything like this before? Like, this play has SO MUCH HYPE. And it’s completely worth it!
The actors were fantastic too! I wish I knew the name of the actor who played Christopher because HOT DAMN HE WAS SO GOOD! Goodness knows how the actors who play Christopher do it (up to) 8 times a week.
It’s a really faithful adaptation of the book, which I always think is important. There is a bit of breaking the fourth wall which I love in any production :’)
Nonetheless, GO AND SEE IT. It’s completely worth the hype, it’s a fantastic story. And also, in a society where mental health is still sometimes considered taboo, I think it’s important that there’s something like this out there that can educate people on certain illnesses that people out there do suffer with.
Made in Dagenham
Made in Dagenham is a musical adaptation of the film that’s based on the Ford sewing machinists strike in 1968 for equal pay for women!
That’s a mouthful.
This is a really new musical, it’s still in previews. And it’s bloody brilliant!
The music is fantastic and uplifting, the staging is wonderful and it has a really good script!
It could be seen as cheesy sometimes but it was also hilarious!
For a show that is still in previews it felt very polished!
I really hope people go and see it, this is a show that has so much potential to do well in the West End!
Gemma Arterton leads the cast as Rita O’Grady and she’s brilliant. I didn’t really know what to expect of her – I’ve known of her but I hadn’t seen her in anything. Her singing voice is on point (which you could never be too sure about with leads sometimes)
I highly highly recommend this show if you’re looking for a good night out!
Thanks for reading! 🙂