When the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time came to The Lowry last Christmas it was a huge draw, playing to over 30,000 people. It also won Best Visiting Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards. There’s good news for anyone who missed it: the play will return to The Lowry for a short run in November. Based on the hugely successful novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident centres on Christopher, an autistic teenager. After someone kills his neighbour’s dog, Christopher takes it upon himself to find the culprit, but with his condition he is ill-equipped to deal with where his journey takes him. The book was thought by some to be impossible to adapt, but director Marianne Elliott and her team use innovative visuals and set design to bring to life Christopher’s real life and his inner world.

Tue 17 – Sat 21 Nov, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, £16 – £44, Show times vary, www.thelowry.com

Tue 17 Nov - Sat 21 Nov
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Sun 15 Nov 2015