From London's National Theatre, a stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel about an extraordinary 15-year-old boy. More…
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
See it if you respond to innovative staging. Like War Horse (by the same director), the staging is superior to the script.
Don't see it if you get annoyed by over-long work. This play could use some cutting. But overall, it's an engrossing experience.
See it if You enjoy intellectual and moving pieces. The staging is incredible and unlike anything I've seen in a play before.
Don't see it if If you don't like intellectual theater.
See it if You like a really well told story from a fresh perspective with humor and heart.
Don't see it if You like your entertainment spoon fed to you. This show makes you think.
See it if you like a deep plot, with gut retching drama. Show always keeps you on edge, waiting for what will happen next.
Don't see it if you do not want a deep play that deals with a touchy subject.
See it if You want super original staging and acting. Heart pounding, thought provoking awesomeness.
Don't see it if You don't like plays or British accents.
See it if you are looking for smart, original theatre that is completely accessible to all with clever, mind-bending staging.
Don't see it if you are looking for simple, mindless theatre.
See it if You want to be wowed by something you've never likely seen on stage previously.
Don't see it if You have a short attention span.
See it if you want to be astonished by staging and performances, you are a fan of the book, you want to see something unique but understandable
Don't see it if Too much color, light and visual effects bother you, you don't like coming of age stories, cruelty to animals bothers you
See it if you are interested in seeing the world from another's point of view. Amazing use of theatrical effects to communicate feeling.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with flashing lights or sudden loud sounds.
See it if You loved the book. You want unique staging. You like great stories & acting. Stick around a bit after the bows-it's worth it! :)
Don't see it if You prefer traditional staging. You don't like British imports.
See it if you love fantastic set and lighting design and a smart, multi-layered show with lots of heart.
Don't see it if you're not into straight plays or are in the mood for something light.
See it if You want stunning theater, like to cry, laugh, be inspired, thrilled. Want to see life thru someone else's eyes, presented beautifully.
Don't see it if You don't want to listen carefully, don't like complex stories and emotions, have no empathy for people who are different than you.
See it if You enjoy exquisitely staged theater that is well acted with a highly accessible story that pulls at your heart.
Don't see it if You don't like loud sounds and light shows. Or stories of people on the spectrum. Or being told who killed the dog before intermission.
See it if You enjoy great acting, exquisite production values and compelling storytelling.
Don't see it if you only like realistic sets, don't like British accents
See it if you liked the book, you appreciate the brilliance of the simple set and amped up sound and light. Want to feel, see and hear the play.
Don't see it if you are looking for a complicated plot. Dont like noise and bright lights. If you dont like rapid fire changes, multiple parts per actor.
See it if You want to see a ground breaking, enthralling, beautifully acted production. Really special!
Don't see it if Just see it even if you don't care for something different. You will be rewarded.
See it if you enjoy a play that's relevant, dramatic yet with bursts of humor, and is smart without being pretentious.
Don't see it if ... I can't think of any reason not to see this.