Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Transfers To The West End

Posted by Chris Kilby on Sun 04 Nov 2012 at 21:06

Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the National Theatre’s highly acclaimed production based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, will transfer to the West End’s Apollo Theatre from 1 March 2012.

Curious Incident, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike during its sell-out run at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre and set a new record with its NT Live broadcast to worldwide cinemas, being seen by over 40,000 people in the UK alone.

Luke Treadaway will recreate his outstanding performance as Christopher Boone. Treadaway will be joined by Matthew Barker, Niamh Cusack, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi and Howard Ward, who were also in the original cast. Further cast details will be announced in due course.

Public booking for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens on 23 November 2012, following priority booking for National Theatre members. Ticket prices range from £12 to £57.50, with 150 tickets at £12 each available for every performance.

What’s it about?

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

The Book

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003. It was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004. It was translated into 44 languages. A Spot of Bother, published in 2006, was also an international bestseller. As well as writing fiction, Mark ’s first work for the theatre, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. He has written 15 books for children, published a first collection of poetry in 2005 and is an illustrator and award-winning screenwriter. Mark's latest novel, The Red House was published in May 2012.

Posted by Chris Kilby
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