Maaliskuussa ensi-illan Lontoon West Endillä sai NT:n loistonäytelmä The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, joka siis siirtyi pieneltä Cottesloe-näyttämöltä Apollo Theatreen. Osa näyttelijöistä vaihtui samaan syssyyn, eli mm. Una Stubbs jäi pois (harmi!).
Arvostelut myös Apollon versiosta ovat olleet henkeäsalpaavia! Tässä muutama näyte:
London Evening Standard (tai lähinä kriitikko Henry Hitchings) kehuu Lukea Treadaway:tä vuolaasti 13.3. peräti viiden tähden arvoisesti:
Treadaway was tremendous when the show premiered at the National Theatre
in August, and he is now even better. Marianne Elliott’s production,
which then felt dazzlingly inventive, has been rejigged to fit a larger
West End space with different sightlines. No longer staged in the round,
it makes a freshly powerful impression.
The Curious Incident is a beautiful, eloquent show about the wonders of a
life that initially seems hopelessly constrained. And Treadaway is
thrillingly good: I don’t think there’s a better performance right now
on the London stage.
Ei se 13.3. ilmestynyt Metrokaan kovin paljoa hauku (4 tähteä):
Luke Treadaway reprises his role as Christopher. In the book, the
character can seduce you with his relentlessly logical thought
processes. Here, Treadaway’s performance works because he makes no
concessions towards being liked. A fiddling mass of tics, groans and
flailing anger, he speaks imperiously and with a heavy dose of
petulance, completely unable to see beyond his own needs – and, of
course, utterly unrepentant about it.
Teatterilippuja myyvä Last Minute Theatre Tickets-blogi kehuu myös:
Everybody can recognise something of themselves in him, and whilst the
supremely talented Luke Treadwell’s Christopher is too belligerent and
aloof to be quite likeable, he is extraordinarily believable and
Bunny Christie’s dramatically linear stage design is brilliantly
evocative of Christopher’s thought patterns and mathematical rationale,
even if it sits rather oddly against the gilded opulence of the Apollo;
after all it was designed for The National and I imagine it fitted
perfectly well there. Together with Paule Constable’s lighting, Fin
Ross’s video, Adrian Sutton’s music and beautifully fluid movement
direction by Frantic Assembly we felt as though we were actually in
Christopher’s head, feeling his confusion, fear and isolation. The
terrifying moment when he arrives in the hustle and bustle of London is
particularly effective, almost taking your breath away, as is the
dreamlike portrayal of Christopher contemplating the stars. Director
Marianne Elliott steers her frenetic and volatile production safely
through the rocks; in her hands every word, every movement feels as
though it is landing in exactly the right place.
Googlettamalla löytyy tukuttain lisää arvosteluja, selkeästi yksi vuoden
teatteritapauksista Lontoossa. Oli sitä toki jo viime vuonna kun sai
Ja kehui sitä toki The Telegraphkin, joka antoi esitykselle 5 tähteä!
Still, there is, as Keats used to say, a beauty in truth, and it shines out in
everything that Luke Treadaway’s Christopher Boone has to say in The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. “I can’t tell lies,” the
lad says, almost apologetically, as if it were a curse. He is very precise –
he’s “15 years, three months and three days old” – and always compulsively
A lot of actors impress, but precious few can make an audience care about
them. Treadaway, however, manages this to devastating effect.
(Kuvat Apollon harjoituksista, Luke lentää!)