The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – National Theatre from July 24th

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Tickets sales open to the public on friday for Curious Incident, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon.  I’ll be curious, no pun intended, to see how this novel which mostly consists of the protaganist’s thoughts, is turned into a play.  Based on the advanced ticket sales, there are few grade A seats left, most have a restricted view.  As it’s a small theatre, I’m guessing this isn’t too much of a problem.

The story from the National Website: “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.

I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not.

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.

My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.

Simon Stephens’ adaptation offers a richly theatrical exploration of the touching and bleakly humorous, award-winning novel by Mark Haddon. ”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Productions – National Theatre.

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