The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time To Launch U.K. National Tour
18 Feb 2014
The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's novel of the same name, is to embark on a U.K. national tour, beginning performances at Salford's The Lowry Dec. 18 for a run through Jan. 10, 2015. Further tour dates are yet to be announced.
In a press statement, Julia Fawcett, chief executive of The Lowry, said: “Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one of the most imaginative and unique theatrical adaptations of recent times and we are delighted to be opening the first performance of its UK tour here in Salford. The opportunity to present a multiple-Olivier award-winning production of this calibre to North West audiences is something of which The Lowry is incredibly proud. It is also further proof of the mutual benefit of the longstanding and ever-growing partnership between ourselves and the National Theatre – which has brought some 22 productions to our stage, the last of which, War Horse, was the biggest in our history."
The production, which opened at the National Theatre before transferring to the West End's Apollo Theatre, has been on hiatus since December 2013, following the collapse of part of the theatre's ceiling. During February, the show is being performed "in the round" in a stripped-down version for East London schools and audiences from the local London community. The play will resume its West End run at the Gielgud Theatre June 24. A Broadway bow has already been announced for October.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.