Cineworld, but as the Curzon and the Pavilion are, understandably, concentrating more on films for children over the summer holidays, I checked the Cineworld website just in case. I'm very glad I did!
The National Theatre are broadcasting a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the fantastic book by Mark Haddon, as part of their National Theatre Live programme. Started in 2009, the first performance was Phedre starring Helen Mirren which was broadcast to 70 cinemas and there are now over 700 venues involved around the world.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been adapted by Simon Stephens and will be directed by Marianne Elliott. The cast will include Niamh Cusack and Una Stubbs and stars Luke Treadaway as Christopher. I really enjoyed the book when I read it a couple of years ago and am excited to see what the National can achieve with their interpretation. The photos from rehearsals and now from early productions show a stark set with geometric images on the floor. Photos by Manuel Harlan
"Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. [Christopher] has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world."
Cineworld, Thu 6th Sep, 19:00.
Adult ticket £13.50, concessions £11.50.
Tickets available from the Cineworld website.