ATC’s have announced their upcoming production of the theatrical phenomenon The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher stands beside his neighbour’s dead dog which has been brutally speared with a garden fork. It is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He makes a decision: he’ll record each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.
Based on Mark Haddon’s popular novel of the same name, British playwright Simon Stephens’ play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a riveting re-imagining of the story of a young lad with an extraordinary brain.
The premiere season of The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at London’s National Theatre took UK audiences by storm. It attracted further success when it moved to the West End and then toured to New York, winning major theatre awards in both continents.
Auckland Theatre Company’s Kensington Swan season – the first new production in the world since the National Theatre’s premiere season and tour – has a star-studded line-up which includes Rima Te Wiata (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Book of Everything), Siobhan Marshall (Outrageous Fortune), Wesley Dowdell (West Side, Once on Chunuk Bair), Hera Dunleavy (Rupert, Other Desert Cities), Victoria Abbott (The Holy Roller) and Damien Avery (Rupert, A Doll’s House, Hillary). Tim Earl, who went straight from Toi Whakaari’s Class of 2015 to playing Tom Sawyer for ATC in April this year, takes the lead role.
Winner of an astounding seven Olivier Awards in the UK, as well as a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, and a Tony Award in the US, if Aucklanders and visitors to the city are to have just one theatre experience this year, The Kensington Swan season of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time must be it.