Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time announces return to Sunderland Empire
Thought-provoking play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has announced a UK and Ireland this autumn – including a run at Sunderland Empire.
Back by popular demand, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning production will return to Sunderland Empire from Tuesday, October 6 - Saturday, October 10 – its only North East dates on the tour.
The play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington.
He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths while 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 frightening journey that upturns his world.
Curious Incident has been seen by more than five million people worldwide, including two UK tours, two West End runs, a Broadway transfer, tours to the Netherlands, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Australia and 30 cities across the USA.
It’s based on Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which was published in 2003 and was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in the US, Japan, Holland and Italy, as well as the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004.
Curious Incident visits Sunderland as part of Theatre Nation Partnerships, a multi-year collaboration between the National Theatre and six partner organisations with the aim to broaden and grow local audiences for drama in England through touring, working with schools, and creating theatre with local communities.
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to the Sunderland Empire from October 6-10. Tickets go on sale to ATG Theatre Card members on Monday, March 16 at 10am and on general sale on Thursday, March 19 at 10am. Tickets available at the Box Office, from 0844 871 3022 or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland