The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is one of the most talked-about shows of 2013, having played at the Cottesloe National theatre in 2012, and it is thanks to this that audiences snapped up tickets in abundance well in advance of its opening in the West End. The show boasts an impressive cast and also boasts a great story plucked from the pages of Mark Haddon’s acclaimed and award-winning novel. So it is likely that audiences will be very happy with the results as Marianne Elliot directs and Luke Treadaway leads the cast alongside Niamh Cusack, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Howard Ward, Nick Sidi and Matthew Barker.
At the Apollo Theatre audiences will witness the story of Christopher, the teenager with behavioural problems who has just discovered the body of his neighbour’s dog. As a result he is tasked with working out this mystery and solving it, not just because it is an intriguing find but also because the neighbours are starting to suspect him – particularly as he was the one discovered next to the body.
Those with theatre tickets are bound to embrace this celebrated story and as it adds to the West End to the impressive list of ways in which it has been told there will be plenty of people lining up to see it. There’s even a movie version planned, which goes to show how much this has taken hold.
Actor Luke Treadaway portrayed Christopher at the National Theatre and he returns once again for the West End version. The actor has appeared in various productions over the years and these include another National theatre-turned West End show in War Horse at the New London Theatre. His other credits include Over There at the Royal Court Theatre, Piranha Heights at the Soho Theatre and movies such as Get Lucky and Attack The Block.
Then there’s Niamh Cusack who also has an impressive list of credits, from Heartbeat and A Touch Of Frost to plays like Cause Celebre at the Old Vic Theatre.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time appears at the Apollo Theatre from Tuesday 12th March 2013 (previews begin on Friday 1st March 2013).