Preview: The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time by The National Theatre (presented by SRT)
I remember when I first caught The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time on West End. Having heard so much praise heaped on about it (and having read Mark Haddon’s original novel), I just had to see the biggest theatrical phenomenon yet. And sure enough, I wasn’t disappointed when I finally got the chance to a little over a year ago.
So it really delighted us immensely when we found out that the Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade would be bringing in the original National Theatre production of the show to Singapore in March 2018, as part of its debut Asian tour. Based off Mark Haddon’s award winning novel of the same name, The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time follows fifteen year old Christopher Boone – a mathematical genius, but ill-equipped to deal with ordinary life. Despite never having ventured beyond the end of his road, Christopher embarks on a life changing journey when he attempts to identify the culprit who murdered his neighbour’s dog. Directed by acclaimed director Marianne Elliott (War Horse), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has won five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play, Best Director and Best Design.
Although both SRT and the Esplanade have brought in countless international acts over the years, including works by Simon McBurney of Complicite and Peter Brook in 2013, this will mark the first time a National Theatre production will be shown in Singapore. There’s no way you should miss the chance to catch this phenomenal production, showcasing incredibly innovative set design and a resonant, emotional story at its core, and we expect tickets to sell out soon, an absolutely worthy celebration of both SRT’s 25th Anniversary and the Esplanade’s 15th Anniversary.
The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time plays at the Esplanade Theatre from 29th March to 8th April 2018. Tickets available from SISTIC