The award-winning British blockbuster makes will make its Sydney debut
Fresh from a sold-out season at Melbourne Theatre Company comes National Theatre’s blockbuster production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – winner of seven Olivier Awards in 2013 and five Tony awards in 2015 (for the Broadway transfer), and directed by Marianne Elliott, who also helmed National Theatre’s production of War Horse (which stole Sydney's heart in 2012).
Adapted by award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel, the hi-tech production brings to stage one of the most compelling literary protagonists of the noughties: 15-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone, a self-described “mathematician with some behavioural difficulties" whose unusual way of looking at the world makes him particularly well-suited to solving the mystery of who murdered his neighbour’s dog.
He'll be played in the Sydney season by Joshua Jenkins, who wowed Time Out Melbourne's critic: "it is Jenkins who carries the play, and he does it with loads of charm and depth. Effortlessly nailing the adolescent wilfulness of this boy of 15, he also manages to suggest the man he will become."
Time Out London described the production as “a thing of unbridled wonder”; Time Out New York says it’s a “wrenching but exhilarating night”. Make up your own mind when it opens in July at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.
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