The National Theatre's stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will transfer to the West End’s Apollo Theatre. Starring Luke Treadaway, directed by Marianne Elliott and adapted by Simon Stephens, Curious Incident is scheduled to begin performances on March 1, 2013 and open on March 12.
In addition to Treadaway as Christopher Boone, Curious Incident stars original cast members Matthew Barker, Niamh Cusack, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi and Howard Ward. The production originally opened in August at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre, and was broadcast in movie theaters around the world on September 6.
Curious Incident tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher (Treadaway), who tries to solve the mystery of Mrs. Shears’ dog Wellington, who was speared with a garden fork seven minutes before midnight. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math, while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Although it is forbidden by his father, Christopher’s detective work takes him on a chilling journey that turns his world upside down.
Treadaway’s London theater credits include Saint Joan, Over There and Piranha Heights. His film and TV credits include Clash of the Titans, Attack the Block, Heartless and The Whistleblower.
Curious Incident includes costume and set design by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, music by Adrian Sutton and sound design by Ian Dickinson.