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Backstage Facts

We’re taking you backstage at The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to reveal some little known stats and facts about the show.

1. Trainers are our most frequently replaced costume item, every Christopher has 2 pairs. Each Christopher chooses their own style of trainers, as long as they’re blue!
Curious Incident London- Trainers

2. The Curious Incident uses 3 pieces of chalk for every performance, so 1,248 a year in London. There are always two pieces on standby each performance.
Curious Incident London-Props

3. Props used to create Christopher’s train track are charged every day prior to the show.
Curious Incident London- Tree Props

4. The idea for the light up dots or pixels in the floor was based on the film The Matrix.

5. The letters and numbers on our stage are used to help the cast place props and scenery during the show.

Curious Incident London- Set

6. The lighting rig for Curious Incident is based on a grid that reflects the black shape of the playing space. The entire idea of the lighting for The Curious Incident was based on things that Christopher would enjoy.

My Curious Documentary- Curious incident set

7. All the music in the show is based on prime number sequences. The very opening of the show counts out a 2-3-5-7 rhythm using sounds which are themselves based on prime numbers frequencies.

8. The Big Ben used in Christopher’s train track set is 65cm tall. That’s 0.68% of the real Big Ben which is 96m tall.
Curious Incident London- Big Ben prop

9. There are 115 props in the show, with 3339 strawberry laces used to date!

Curious Incident London- Props table

 

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