The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
11th September 2012
Jersey Opera House
The National Theatre brings another live screening to Jersey Opera House, and this time it’s the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s multi-award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Winner of the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year, Mark Haddon’s story focuses on 15 year old Christopher, and the detective work he undertakes after finding Mrs. Shears’ dead dog at seven minutes past midnight. Christopher has an extraordinary maths brain and records every detail in his detective book, hoping to solve the mystery. Whilst his mind is exceptional, he has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road and does not trust strangers; nevertheless, his detective work will turn his world upside down.
Haddon’s novel, having sold more than 2 million copies, has been beautifully adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, and is directed by Marianne Elliott, Tony-award winner for her co-direction of War Horse at the National.
“Curious Incident is…a novel about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way.”
– Author Mark Haddon
Running time: 2 ½ hours (estimate) including host introduction and one 20-minute intermission
Tickets for this National Theatre Live Screening can be purchased here.