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The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, transfers to the West End's Apollo Theatre, opening 12 March 2013, following previews from 1 March - running to 25 May 2013.
(Public booking opens 23 Nov 2013)
Luke Treadaway recreates his performance as Christopher Boone. He plays the role Wednesday to Saturdays (An alternative performer plays Mondays & Tuesdays)
He is joined by Matthew Barker, Niamh Cusack, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi and Howard Ward?, who were also in the original cast. Further cast details will be announced in due course.
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, the show played to sold out houses at the small Cottesloe Theatre 24 July to 27 Oct 2012, and received great notices from the popular press: The Guardian says: "A highly skilful adaptation"; The Independent says: "This is a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights"; The Evening Standard says: "Luke Treadaway...It’s a performance of great physical poise and stunning conviction".
It is directed by Marianne Elliott, designed by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Ian Dickinson.
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.