NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
@ 1:00 PM
September 09, 2012
@ 7:00 PM
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 math 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.
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.
‘Luke Treadaway is astonishing as Christopher.’ – Time Out London
‘Funny and extremely moving.’ – Daily Telegraph
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a clever adaptation of the book. The choreography is brilliant, and the acting superb.
‘If ever there was a perfect theatrical marriage of performance and effect, this is it.’ - Times
London, book-loving audiences are attending in mass numbers, and the show is appealing to very diverse, younger audiences.