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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There is a concern at times that when a West End show embarks on a national tour, that corners will be cut, budgets will be slashed, that audiences outside London will be expected to accept a cut price deal. Thankfully, the National Theatre’s tour ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Mark Haddon Adaptor: Simon Stephens Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Joseph Leigh This electric production brings a modern literary classic to the stage in an original and tantalising performance that leaves the audience wanting more (and then delivers it). As a set text in many schools and a firm favourite on household bookshelves, the title of this production has the ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Mark Haddon’s best-seller, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time first appeared in 2003. Written in the first person by 15-year-old protagonist, Christopher Boone, it never mentions that Boone suffers from a form of Asperger’s Syndrome, just that he has learning difficulties; nevertheless he does exhibit several of the ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Grand Opera House, York

Director: Marianne Elliott Writer: Mark Haddon, Adapted by: Simon Stephens Designer: Bunny Christie Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which was released in 2003 has been celebrated with sales in the millions and won a handful of awards. In 2012 playwright Simon Stephens was approached by Haddon and asked if he ...

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War Horse – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Nick Stafford Director: Marianne Elliott &Tom Morris Reviewer: Laura Hesketh   “I promise I won't hurt you...I never will.” Since 2007, the National Theatre's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's stunning novel War Horse has been mesmerising audiences - and it is not hard to see why. The famous portrayal of Joey the horse using superb puppetry is ...

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