Booking for the National Theatre’s award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue has been extended until 4 January 2014. The show opened this week to five-star reviews and a rapturous reception from audience and critics alike on the same day that it was awarded the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, has been adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. It had a sell-out run at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre last year.
Luke Treadaway has once again received rave reviews for his ‘astonishing’ performance as Christopher Boone, the fifteen-year old maths genius with behavioural problems. The cast is completed by Niamh Cusack as his teacher, Siobhan, Holly Aird (Judy) Matthew Barker (Ensemble), Sophie Duval (Mrs Shears), Seán Gleeson (Ed), Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty (Ensemble), Nick Sidi (Roger), Tilly Tremayne (Mrs Alexander) and Howard Ward (Ensemble).
★★★★★ "Luke Treadaway is thrillingly good in this inventive West End transfer of the National's hit play" Evening Standard
★★★★★ 'Magical and Moving' Daily Mail
★★★★ "Luke Treadaway's raw and ultimately ecstatic performance makes this adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time extraordinary" The Telegraph
★★★★ "Treadaway is truly remarkable as Christopher" Whatsonstage.com
★★★★"Luke Treadaway is superb as Christopher" The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
Casting for performances from September onwards will be announced in due course.
The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while 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 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003. It was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004. It was translated into 44 languages.