National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Thu Mar 29 - Sun Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pmVarious
The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Singapore.
Meet Christopher John Francis Boone. He’s 15 years old and a very unique person. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers.
As the show opens, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is the prime suspect in the death of a dog named Wellington. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington.
While Christopher has an extraordinary brain, and is exceptional at maths, he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a journey that turns his world upside-down.
Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, Curious Incident embarks on its first Asian tour with stops in Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne. This also marks the first time a National Theatre production is taking place in Singapore.
Relaxed Performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
On 8 April 2018, Sunday, at 2pm, there will be a Relaxed Performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Esplanade. This is the first time a Relaxed Performance is presented in Esplanade’s largest venue – the 2,000-seat Theatre. It takes place within the week of World Autism Awareness Day (2 April).
What is a Relaxed Performance?
Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition, or sensory or communication disorder into the theatre. They give those who otherwise might feel excluded the chance to experience live a performance.
Who can attend a Relaxed Performance?
Anyone can attend a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are created to be a more relaxed presentation of a show, with adapted sound and lighting and minor script adjustments. This production is recommended for audiences aged 11 years and above.
What’s Different in a Relaxed Performance?
• Lighting and special effects will be adapted. The strobes and flashing lights will be removed, and very loud noises will be reduced.
• There may be additional audience movement.
• Parts of the foyer at the Esplanade Theatre will be turned into a quiet space for those who need to leave and re-enter the auditorium during the show.
• After the performance, the audience is welcome to stay for a ‘Question and Answer’ session with the actors.
• A visual story in the form of an electronic PDF file will be provided before the performance for audiences to familiarise themselves with the play and what to expect when they visit Esplanade.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
When 29 March – 8 April 2018
Time 8pm (Tues – Fri), 3pm & 8pm (Sat), 2pm & 7pm (Sun)
Tickets $48,* $68**, $88***, $108, $128, $138 (VIP)
* Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: *$30, **$40, ***$70
When 8 April 2018
Tickets $48,* $68**, $88***
*Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: *$30, **$40, ***$70
Images: Brinkhoff Mîgenberg