The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently running at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Marianne Elliott, the award-winning co-director of War Horse, the play earned rave reviews during its run at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre earlier this year. The production is designed by Bunny Christie with videos by Finn Ross, original music by Adrian Sutton, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, lighting by Paule Constable, and sound by Ian Dickinson. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time picked up a record equaling 7 Laurence Olivier Awards at the 37th annual awards ceremony held at London’s Royal Opera House. Awards included Best Actor for Luke Treadway’s portrayal of Christopher.
Mike Noble stars as Christopher Boone, Trevor Fox and Amanda Drew portray his parents, Judy and Ed, and Rakie Ayola plays Siobhan, Christopher’s teacher. Daniel Casey portrays Roger Shears and Golda Rosheuvel plays Mrs. Shears. Other cast members include Gay Soper, Paul Stocker, Mark Rawlings, Katie Elizabeth Payne, Matt Tait and Cathy Walker.
Show Length and Times
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will play Monday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm. The running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Adapted from Mark Haddon’s 2003 best-selling book, playwright Simon Stephens transfers all the mystery of the novel to the stage. The play follows a 15 year-old maths genius who tries to unravel the mystery of his neighbour’s murdered dog, that was found speared by a garden fork. Against his father’s orders, and in spite of his own personal limitations, Christopher sets out on a quest to discover the real truth behind the murder. Unfortunately the teen unearths more than he bargained for and eventually the secrets of his own life unravel before his very eyes. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is both a murder mystery and a tale of personal discovery for somebody on the edges of society.
MICHAEL BILLINGTON “The whole thing is done with enormous flair. A Remarkable performance from Luke Treadaway captures all the hero’s zeal, obduracy and terror of tactile contact, and puns down behavioural qualities all of us,at some point, see in ourselves.”
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