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 runs at the Apollo Theatre from March – January 2014.
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.
Luke Treadaway will reprise his acclaimed performance as Christopher. He previously appeared in War Horse and Saint Joan at the National, and his film credits include Wasteland, Killing Bono, and Clash of the Titans. Nicola Walker portrays the role of He will be joined by fellow original cast members Niamh Cusack, who appeared at the Old Vic in The Playboy of the Western World and Cause Celebre, Matthew Barker, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi, and Howard Ward. Additional cast members have yet to be announced.
Show Length and Times
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will play Monday, and Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, at 7pm on a Tuesday 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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