The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Thursday 22nd May 2014 7:30pm

[£11-£15] Buy tickets online or [box office: 01428 642 161]

Encore Performance, part of National Theatre Live – the best of British theatre broadcast live to cinemas worldwide.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens

Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time.

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths but 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.

Mark Haddon’s novel was Whitbread Book of the Year in 2003, and has now sold over 2 million copies around the world. Marianne Elliott co-directed the globally successful stage production of War Horse for the National, for which she won a Tony Award in 2011. Simon Stephens, twice Best Foreign Playwright of the Year, is the author of many original plays and adaptations, including Harper Regan and On the Shore of the Wide World, both directed by Marianne Elliott at the National Theatre.

Cast includes
Matthew Barker
Niamh Cusack
Sophie Duval
Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty
Paul Ritter
Nick Sidi
Una Stubbs
Luke Treadaway
Nicola Walker
Howard Ward

Classification: 15

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