Preview: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Mayflower

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Based on Mark Haddon’s well-known novel of the same name, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been taking audiences by storm since it opened at the National Theatre in 2012. Simon Stephens’ theatrical adaptation of the story of Christopher, an fifteen-year-old boy with ‘Asperger’s-like issues’ (Wikipedia) has seen astronomical success, with a transfer to Broadway in 2014, and sweeping the floor at the recent Tony Awards, winning five titles including Best Play, Best Director and Best Actor.

As part of its national tour (while continuing to sell out shows night after night in London’s Gielgud theatre), Curious arrives at Southampton’s Mayflower theatre tonight, and will play there until 4th July, including a ‘relaxed performance’ on the 2nd, which will allow those with sensory or communication difficulties (similar to those of Christopher in the play) to enjoy the play in an environment that supports their needs.

With both the London and touring productions receiving five-star reviews from national publications across the board, and the promise of a show that is both visually stunning and emotionally gripping, Curious could be the best thing to come to the Mayflower all year.

Tickets are available from £16.50 on the Mayflower website.

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What do you do with a BA in English? Well, not a lot, which is why Caitlin also works as Deputy Editor here as well as being Head of Events and Marketing for SUSU Performing Arts, on top of blogging and communications for SUSU. After spending an unhealthy amount of her adolescence on the stage, she's taken to slagging other people off for their efforts. Aspiring theatre critic and all-round sassy queen.

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