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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Luke Treadaway by Hugo Glendinning

Key facts

Genre: Drama

Playwright: Adapted by Simon Stephens

Author: Mark Haddon

Synopsis

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.

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 the 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 originally published in 2003. It was the winner of more than seventeen literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004.

Event details

Thu 8 Jun 2017, 7:30pm

Captioned by Stagetext

Venue details

Theatre Royal Newcastle
100 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6BR

Phone: 08448 11 21 21

Email: boxoffice@theatreroyal.co.uk

Textphone: 18001 2442596 (Text relay)

Website: Theatre Royal Newcastle

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