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Stage set for Curious show
10:00am Monday 27th August 2012 in News
THE bestselling novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, which is set in Swindon, has been adapted into a stage play and is enjoying sell-out performances at the National Theatre in London.
But there will be a chance to see the production locally next month when Cineworld cinema at Shaw Ridge presents a special one-off screening.
The National’s September 6 performance of the play will be broadcast live to Cineworld, with the cinema audience watching the same production as theatregoers in London.
Mark Haddon’s award-winning 2003 novel tells the story of a 15-year-old boy called Christopher, who lives with his widowed father in a quiet Swindon street.
Christopher, who is thought in the story to have Asperger’s syndrome, although this is never specified, turns detective when a neighbour’s dog is killed and the teenager embarks on his own investigation.
In the production, Christopher is played by Luke Treadaway, whose films include Clash Of The Titans, Attack The Block and Killing Bono. He was also in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse. Also in the play’s cast are Una Stubbs and Niamh Cusack.
A spokesman for Swindon Cineworld said: “It’s great that we are showing The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in Swindon.
“It’s particularly good because it’s a Swindon story and we are sure Swindon people will enjoy it.
“If people can’t get a ticket to see the play in London, they should come to the cinema to see it – it’s the next best thing to being in the theatre watching it, and it is live.”
The screening, classified 12A, starts at 7pm and runs for 150 minutes. Tickets are £13.50 for adults and £11.50 for children. Visit www.cineworld.co.uk for more information.
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