The best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to town as a stage show next week.
Mark Haddon’s book about a boy, Christopher, who is ill-equipped for everyday life yet conducts an inquiry into the mysterious killing of a dog called Wellington, is at Royal & Derngate in a National Theatre production.
The show is on a major tour of the UK and Ireland as well as contunuing its run on Broadway and in the West End.
The show has won seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play. It was adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliot, who co-directed the National Theatre’s hit production of War Horse.
The play stars Joshua Jenkins in his National Theatre debut as Chirstopher, Geraldine Alexander as his teacher Siobhan and Stuart Laing as his father Ed.
The play is on from March 24 to 28, with performances at 7.30pm and matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are from £12 to £33.50 and can be booked by calling 01604 624811 or by visiting www.royalandderngate.co.uk.