The Curious Incident…
The multi-award-winning stage hit which tells the story of a teenager’s battle to clear his name for a crime he did not commit while also facing the reality of living with autism is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time returns on August 29th – September 2nd fresh from its previous 2015 sell-out run in the city.
It tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone who finds a neighbour’s dead dog and is accused of killing it.
Armed with an extraordinary mind and an aptitude for maths, he decides to investigate the death himself despite having never ventured much further than the end of his road.
But the investigation proves to be a life-changing experience for Christopher in many ways.
Taking on the lead role is Scott Reid who recently starred in the BBC’s acclaimed drama Line Of Duty and also the cult Scottish comedy Still Game, who is joined by a host of stage, TV and film performers in the cast.
The production also boasts a strong creative team. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, it is directed by Marianne Elliott who is an Associate of the National Theatre. As well as winning countless awards for her work on this production, she is also a co-director of War Horse as well as directing Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The lighting is designed by Paule Constable who has worked on a number of productions for the likes of the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Cameron Mackintosh, and many West End shows including Love Never Dies and Evita.
The show itself has already won seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Lighting Design, as well as five Tony Awards on Broadway including Best Play.
National Theatre producer, Kash Bennett, said:
“We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic reception from audiences around the UK and Ireland when we toured The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in 2014-15 playing to almost 400,000 people. We are delighted to take this beautiful and inventive show on the road again and make a return visit to Norwich.”
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time runs at the Norwich Theatre Royal from Tuesday 29th August to Saturday 2nd September at 7.30pm, and Wed, Thurs and Sat matinees at 2.30pm.
Note: There will be a Captioned performance on Thurs 31st August at 2.30pm, and an Audio-described performance on Saturday 2nd Sept at 2.30pm.
Tickets £8-£28.50, with Discounts for Friends, Corporate Club, Over-60s, Under-18s and Groups.To book, log onto www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.