Last Weekend, I went for a movie in PVR Phoenix. It was called “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”. What was interesting about it was that it was not really a movie, but a play on the West End which had been filmed. So basically it was like watching a play on a screen. You could see the audience and everything.
This is a new concept called ‘National Theatre Live’ that was introduced by the Royal National Theatre in London to broadcast live performances of their productions to movie theatres, cinemas and arts centres of the world.
To learn more about this, visit their website: http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
This particular play is based on the very famous, award winning book by Mark Haddon. It is about a fifteen year old boy, Christopher and how, in the process of investigating who killed his neighbour’s dog, he uncovers other mysteries and secrets. Christopher is also a really smart kid, but doesn’t particularly understand other humans.
I thought that the play/movie was really good. The script is very meaningful and the actors were amazing. Every single one of them did a wonderful job. 🙂
The sounds and lighting system in this play were probably the best that I have ever seen. They had been used instead of sets in very interesting and quirky ways to depict different settings. For example, Paddington Station was shown with very bright lighting and lots of different sounds, making it seem very overwhelming and busy.
Overall, this was one of the best plays I have ever seen, as it was funny as well as emotional. The acting was very good as well and I really enjoyed it.
I would definitely recommend this play to everyone above the age of 10, as although it may be a little difficult to follow for children below that age, it is an amazing play. 🙂
See you next time then!