The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Apollo TheatreCurious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has moved to the Gielgud Theatre. Click here for tickets

 

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.

Cast Information

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.

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

guardian-70 star-rating-4.0MICHAEL 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.”

Official Tickets

Use the search box at the top left to buy tickets for the production at the Gielgud Theatre opening June 24th 2014.

  • Sophie
    #1 written by Sophie  2 years ago

    So excited about this! Missed out on tickets at The National Theatre so Want to be one of the first to get my hands on them when it transfers to The Apollo :-)

  • Julian
    #2 written by Julian  2 years ago

    Not & never will be a avid reader, but this is the only book I read with-out interuption. 29 hours less 8 for sleep is fast for me; but how good is this book! An equal of “Of Mice & Men”? In my opinion, yep!

  • margaret joyce goldie
    #3 written by margaret joyce goldie 2 years ago

    member of national but missed out – now want 2 tickets for son & partner for xmas git!!!

  • Chris
    #4 written by Chris  2 years ago

    Saw the very first preview performance at the National and it was so fantastic I immediately wanted to see it again, but the rest of the run was already sold out – so I am very excited to get a second chance at the Apollo!

  • Marianne
    #5 written by Marianne  2 years ago

    Hurah! I missed it at the National and can’t wait to see it. I loved the book

  • Marianne
    #6 written by Marianne  2 years ago

    Missed out on the National and is thrilled to get a chance to see it at the Appollo.

  • shuna
    #7 written by shuna  2 years ago

    Loved the book and the first book my son read cover to cover!… bring on the play so I can take him to make it real!!! Can’t wait xxx

  • Sarah
    #8 written by Sarah  2 years ago

    This book helped me explain to my friends what it meant that my brother was on the Autistic Spectrum – suddenly they got it!

  • You may use these HTML tags: <a> <abbr> <acronym> <b> <blockquote> <cite> <code> <del> <em> <i> <q> <strike> <strong>

  • Comment Feed for this Post
Go to Top