The Dog In The Nighttime Theatre Analysis

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Unit 2: Theatre Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
On January 26th 2017 I went to see the production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ performed by the National Theatre company at The Lowry, in Salford. I enjoyed the production a lot, because of how visually engaging the performance was for the audience. I also enjoyed the production because it also had minor symbolic meanings embedded within the production that acted like a metaphor for things that involved characters. Although the performance was visually engaging for the audience in terms of how they used lighting and sound to make the experience more enjoyable for the audience, they also sprinkled symbolic meanings throughout the performance.
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These were all characters that the story focused on throughout the play, but one of the most interesting things about the characters were the attire that they were all wearing. Siobhan’s attire in specific had a symbolic meaning throughout the play that directly linked to the role of Siobhan and what she meant to Christopher. Throughout the play Siobhan wore light clothing whenever she was speaking to Christopher, Siobhan’s white shirt and light coloured jeans evokes a broader metaphor for Siobhan’s character to be directly linked with purity and innocence symbolised by the white that she wears. This presents to the audience that value that Siobhan has to Christopher if he sees Siobhan to be like an angel. Overall Siobhan’s costume contrasts to the whole colour scheme of the set which symbolises how Siobhan lights up the darkness that is in Christopher’s mind. Christopher’s costume is another interesting metaphor, since Christopher’s attire changed during the play, even if it was something as simple as his shirt being changed it evoked a sense that Christopher’s world was always changing, or at least it was in his own