Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Our first friends to come and stay arrive in three weeks! Actors, surprise, surprise. One of them I nicknamed Chimney-Sweep many years ago. He’s from a place called Wakefield- and I don’t know why, but the accent sounds Victorian chimney-sweepish to me. When we first met I thought he was putting it on, but it turns out that’s how they actually speak. I believe my exact words were, “why are you doing this chimney sweep accent?”
The other visitor is in the production in the title, and it’s apparently worth watching in case you’re in the UK:
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.
“Based on the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the winner of 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play.’
Don’t miss this innovative drama that has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.’
Now playing in London, New York and touring the UK & Ireland.”