|Booking From:||Thursday, 1st December 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 22nd April 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Recommended Age: 11+|
|Important Info:||Captioned performance 9 April 2016 matinee (Captions will cause minimal distraction to your customers in the Dress Circle and Grand Circle) Audio Described performance 16 April 2016 matinee (This will not affect anyone) Signed performance 7 May 2016 matinee (The signer will be visible from the Stalls and front Dress Circle only)|
|Thu:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
I had read that this was a mystery. There was hardly any mystery in it, the plot is really about an autistic youth, the set was fairly bare (basic to say the least) and the acting average. I would not have gone to see it if I had realised that it was not a mystery and was very disappointed at my wasted time. I would definitely not recommend it to anyone and cannot understand the rave reviews for it.
This post is on the nearly anniversary of my being there, at the Gielgud. And I'm posting it now, because a year has passed and I still have flashes of the brilliance of the performance.
Yes, I was taken there as a treat, on a weekend in London with the two most special women in my world, but still, I know the difference between something special and a dud.
This one's something special.
I would happily go again, and again, and again (even minus my most special women). and again, and again
I absolutely loved this! My friend took me to see it as a birthday present and now I'm taking my mum and sister to see it! If you loved the book, you'll love this! Though it's not necessary to have read the book first. The staging is amazing and so cleverly done and whoever plays Christopher does a fantastic job at representing a teenager with autism. An absolutely must see - brilliant show!
First theatre show I've ever been to, it was brilliant, staging was wicked and had some funny and rememorable characters! Would strongly recommend it to anyone given I am just 16 :)
Superb play, excellent cast, especially Mike Noble as the lead. Enjoyed every minute of it. Would pay to see it again. X
Be aware, this is not as good as the critics suggest. It is really quite average, and you do feel the time dragging on. The set design is original but bland, and the acting merely satisfactory. All in all, there are better things to spend your money on.
A brilliant production. Absolutely loved it. Graham Butler was outstanding. Everything from the cast to the staging was first class. Would definitely recommend it.
Excellent production ruined by immediate, gratuitous and excessive swearing and blasphemy.
I know this is in the book, but from the very first line (something like 'F******g Christ') this made me uncomfortable and impaired my enjoyment considerably.
Even my husband who turns the air blue on a frequent basis commented on this, saying he felt it was unnecessary.
What a shame an otherwise very clever and well portrayed and brilliantly acted story was marred by this.
I loved the book, but wasn't sure how it would translate on the boards. But it was truly amazing. Totally absorbed as was the whole audience. The best production I've seen
I had read the book but would not have booked tickets. My friend treated me and I wasn't that excited to go. I'm so glad she did because it was PHENOMENAL! It is an incredible, visual feast, a real sensory and emotional experience. We laughed and cried, left feeling uplifted and animated about what we'd seen and the thoughts it had provoked. I used to work for a theatre company so got lots of free tickets to shows, this is easily one of the best. The staging is like nothing you will have seen before, and inform the text. The performances are touching with not a bad one in the cast. It is such an exciting delight, don't let it pass you by. I can't wait to go again.
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