Following the global success of War Horse, the National Theatre is hoping that they can replicate the success with another Marianne Elliott-helmed production – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
And if the reviews from its short run at the National are anything to go by, it should be another winner.
The press was superlative for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which is a new adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon’s popular novel. The Independent called it “a profoundly moving play” and heralded Luke Treadaway’s performance in the lead role as Christopher as a “remarkable performance”. The Telegraph said that, “it resonates with quality, and will undoubtedly be another hit for the ever-bold National Theatre.”
The show transfers to the Apollo Theatre in London from 1 March, and is initially booking until 25 May 2013.
Alongside Luke Treadaway (who performs on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays) as Christopher Boone, the fifteen year old maths genius with behavioural problems, is Matthew Barker, Niamh Cusack, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi and Howard Ward, all of whom were also in the original cast.