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OUR NEXT PRODUCTION

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The Earl Arts Centre,

4 -14 September 2024

Directed by Jeff Hockley OAM

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is Mark Haddon's first novel written for adults and has been adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens. The story is told through the perspective of an intelligent fifteen-year-old boy with autism. But Haddon says the novel and play is not simply about disability: "It's about what you can do with words and what it means to communicate with someone." Haddon never actually uses the word autism in the novel. Christopher Boone narrates the story after finding his neighbour's dog, Wellington, murdered with a garden fork. The play is Christopher's account of his investigation, and as he gets closer to the truth, he begins to investigate the personal mysteries in his family, and of society. Christopher sees the world only in black and white, but through his ultra-rational and un-ironic prism, we experience the spectrum of the boy's vibrant and vital mind. The play is an enlightening peek into Christopher’s mysterious world. Both the book and play have become international bestsellers, winning many awards.

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Launceston Players are pleased to announce the cast for A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME:

 

Christopher .................................................................................................................................... Oliver Johns

Siobhan ...................................................................................................................................... Sakura Walker

Ed ............................................................................................................................................................ Matt Hyde

Judy ................................................................................................................................................................ Liz Sly

Mrs Alexander ......................................................................................................................... Gina McKenzie

Mrs Shears & others ........................................................................................................ Naomi Campbell

Roger & others ........................................................................................................................ Michael Mason

Policeman & others ........................................................................................................................... Joel King

No. 40 & others ................................................................................................................................ Kevin Vong

Punk & others ..................................................................................................... Lachlan McCoy-Macliver

Director ..................................................................................................................................Jeff Hockley OAM

Stage and Video Design ...................................................................................................... Darryl Rogers

Composer and Sound Design ....................................................................................................... Ian Chia

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