Pieter Toerien presents the South African Original Premiere of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at newly refurbished Theatre on the Bay.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is based on a 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. Its title quotes the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 short story
“The Adventure Of Silver Blaze”.
Haddon and The Curious Incident 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.
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 behavioral difficulties” living in Swindon, Wiltshire. Although Christopher’s condition is not stated, the book’s blurb refers to Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism, or savant syndrome. The play reworked the source material by changing its voice and presenting the story as a play-within-a-play.
In July 2009, Haddon wrote on his blog that “Curious Incident” is not a book about Asperger’s. It is a story about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way. The story is not specifically about any specific disorder”.
This production stars Kai Brummer, Ashley Dowds, Jenny Stead, Lesoko Seabe, Kate Normington, Liz Szymczak, Dylan Edy, Nicholas Ellenbogen, Genna Galloway and Clayton Evertson.
Simon Stephens (Playwright)
Simon Stephens’ plays have been produced in many languages throughout the world. His plays Harper Regan and Bluebird were staged in New York at the Atlantic Theater Company. His adaptation of Mark Maddon’s novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time ran for two years on Broadway and won the Tony Award for best new play in 2015. The West End production of his play ran until June 2017 and garnered seven Olivier Awards, including best new play.
Paul Warwick Griffin (Director)
With an international career spanning some twenty years, Paul has an extensive list of credits in just about every aspect of the theatrical arena from actor to director and producer.
Paul is a partner in GWB Entertainment and will be collaborating this year with Pieter Toerien Productions on the smash hit production of Matilda –The Musical which opens at Johannesburg’s Teatro at Montecasino in October before transferring to Artscape’s Opera theater in December.
Charl Johan Lingenfelder (Composer)
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder is an award-winning South African performer, composer and well-known musical director who is also known as the creator of highly innovative and controversial theatrical shows. He has worked in Paris, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Athens, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and Indonesia as composer, musical director, arranger, conductor, writer and performer.
WHAT: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will be performed with one intermission
WHEN: September 22 – November 3, 2018
WHERE: Theatre On The Bay, Link Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town 8005
TICKETS: R140 – R240 Bookings through Computicket or Theatre On The Bay Box-office (021) 437-1015
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