Culture at the Cinema: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Luke Treadaway stars as Christopher in the award-winning play.

Broadway has only just started springing back to life after a long hiatus, but even still, travelling from Cayman to see live theatre isn’t exactly convenient right now.

Camana Bay Cinema offers a solution, of a sort: The sense of watching a stage show, but on the big screen, thanks to its Culture at the Cinema series. On 16 Oct., ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ is up on the roster.

Every month, a new hit production from the National Theatre Live in the UK is presented, covering everything from comedies and dramas to musicals and Shakespeare. As the shows were recorded live, you hear the audience reactions which add to the experience, while at the same time enjoying the best view of the action on stage.

‘The Curious Incident’, directed by Marianne Elliot (‘Angels in America’, ‘War Horse’) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards.

Christopher, 15 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.

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He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He 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.

Luke Treadaway plays the lead role of Christopher with Niamh Cusack as Siobhan, Paul Ritter as Ed and Nicola Walker as Judy.

Tickets are $40 and include a glass of bubbly. Licensed bar on the premises. Only 18 and older will be admitted. Doors open at 7pm with screening at 8pm. Show is on 16 Oct. only.

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