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 opened at the Apollo Theatre in March 2013. 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 in 2012. The production was 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 breaking 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 and Best New Play.
Mike Noble starred as Christopher Boone, Trevor Fox and Amanda Drew portrayed his parents, Judy and Ed, and Rakie Ayola played Siobhan, Christopher’s teacher. Daniel Casey portrayed Roger Shears and Golda Rosheuvel played Mrs. Shears. Other cast members included Gay Soper, Paul Stocker, Mark Rawlings, Katie Elizabeth Payne, Matt Tait, Joanne Dockery and Cathy Walker.
Show Length and Times
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time had performances on Monday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm. The running time was 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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