To celebrate the grand re-opening of The Theatre on the Bay, Pieter Toerien will present the South African premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Curious Incident: South African premiere

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an Olivier Award and Tony Award winning best-play by Simon Stephens based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. The story revolves around a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbour’s dog which is investigated by young Christopher Boone. The play also explores his relationships with his parents and his school mentor.

Haddon won the Whitbread Book Award for best novel and book of the year, the Commonwealth Writers’ prize for best first book, and the Guardian Children’s fiction prize, all for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Unusually, it was published simultaneously in separate editions for adults and children.

The novel is narrated in the first person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties” living in Swindon, Wiltshire. Haddon has said that it is “a story about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way.”

The South African premiere

The South African premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be directed by Paul Warwick Griffin, with original music and soundscapes by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder. The all-star cast features Kai Brummer, Ashley Dowds, Jenny Stead, Lesoko Seabe, Kate Normington, Liz Szymczak, Dylan Edy, Nicholas Ellenbogen, Genna Galloway and Clayton Evertson.

The play will run from 22 September to 3 November at The Theatre on the Bay before moving to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino theatre from 2 November to 7 December 2018. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an Olivier and Tony award-winning play.

What: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Where and when: Theatre on the Bay from 22 September to 3 November 2018 / Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino theatre from 2 November to 7 December 2018

Book: Computicket

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