Win tickets to see top play at Crawley Cineworld

The Curious Case of the Dog at Night-time
The Curious Case of the Dog at Night-time

Crawley Cineworld will be hosting live screenings of sell-out plays at the National Theatre in London in the coming months.

And we have three pairs of tickets to be won for the first show.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, will be the first on Thursday September 6.

Directed by Marianne Elliott, the cast includes Niamh Cusack, Paul Ritter, Una Stubbs, Luke Treadaway and Nicola Walker.

Simon Stephens’ adaptation offers a richly theatrical exploration of the touching and bleakly humorous, award-winning novel.

Christopher (Luke Treadaway), 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.

He records each fact in a 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.

The cast also includes Matthew Barker, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi, and Howard Ward.

The designer is Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, movement by Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, video by Finn Ross, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson and fights by Kate Waters.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time runs for two hours 45 minutes, including an interval.

National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to over 500 cinemas around the world, live in the UK and Europe and time delayed in countries further afield.

There are over 160 venues in the UK alongside venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, India, Scandinavia and Europe.

The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.

Forthcoming National Theatre Live broadcasts at Crawley Cineworld include:

The Last of the Haussmans on October 11.

Julie Walters leads a cast which also includes Rory Kinnear, Matthew Marsh and Helen McCrory in Stephen Beresford’s funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that’s losing its grip.

Timon of Athens on November 1.

Simon Russell Beale gives an acclaimed performance in the title role of Shakespeare’s strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin, directed by NT director Nicholas Hytner.

National Theatre Live is supported by Aviva.

To book tickets for the Crawley Cineworld (Crawley Leisure Park, London Road) performances go online at www.cineworld.co.uk.

To win one of three pairs of tickets to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, answer the following question in an email to {mailto: steve.payne@sussexnewspapers.co.uk |steve.payne@sussexnewspapers.co.uk|steve.payne@sussexnewspapers.co.uk}, adding your name and address and a daytime telephone number.

None of your details will be used for any promotions or passed to any other organisation.

Question: Who wrote the book that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is based on?

The first three correct answers chosen at random by 9am on Wednesday August 29 will receive a pair of tickets to the show. These cannot be redeemed for cash.

Normal newspaper competition rules apply.