Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

31 January 2018

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8 – 19 August @ His Majesty’s Theatre Perth ∙
Presented by: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions ∙

A new play by SIMON STEPHENS
Based on the best-selling novel by MARK HADDON

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is adapted by Olivier Awardwinning playwright Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse, Angels in America).

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME transferred to London’s West End, where it enjoyed sell-out houses. It is the recipient of a record-breaking seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design – more Oliviers than any other play in the history of London’s West End at that time.

The show tells the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone He stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which 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 killed Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, is 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 distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

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