The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Premiére date13 Mar. 2014
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
Based onThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama, Crime
Running period13 Mar. 2014  
Duration2 hours, 20 minutes, including an interval
WebsiteDET NORSKE TEATRET, Det Norske Teatret

About The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2014) is a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre. It was based on a book by Mark Haddon, adapted for the theatre by Simon Stephens. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 3.

Trine Wiggen directed it. This was her debut as a director.

Emil Johnsen was nominated for The Hedda Award 2014 in the best leading actor category for the role of 15 year old Christopher.

Frank Kjosås later took over the role of Christopher.

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At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:

"Christopher is 15 years, three months and two days old. He doesn't like people to touch him, he always tells the truth, and he goes to a special school. He knows the names of all capitals in the world and the prime numbers up to 7507. He doesn't understand metaphors, but knowing that the universe is endless calms him. And he is very fond of the neighbour's dog, Wellington. One night, seven minutes past midnight, he finds Wellington brutally killed by a garden fork, and he decides to find out who is the murderer.

Crime story and family drama
This becomes the start of a journey upending all he thought he knew about the people closest to him. He, who doesn't like to talk with strangers, gets to know all his neighbours during his investigation. But the most curious things are those he finds out about his parents...

From book to theatre
In UK The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published as a book for children and a book for adults at the same time, and it won prestigious awards in both categories. In Norway the book was published in 2004 and it quickly became a success here too. The British theatre production opened in 2012, and became a sensation; all of seven Olivier Awards it won. In this country The Norwegian Theatre is first to stage it."

SOURCES:

The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 31.03.2014, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=418

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 19.01.2014

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.05.2014, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1215

The Norwegian Theatre, detnorsketeatret.no, 05.05.2017,  http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/det-merkelege-som-hende-med-hunden-den-natta/

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 21.10.2015.