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Relaxed performances

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Birmingham Hipprodrome

The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will have a relaxed perfomance at Birmingham Hippodrome this summer.

Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards®, including Best Play, this thrilling production has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.’

Christopher, fifteen 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 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.

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published in 2003. It was the winner of more than seventeen literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004.

 

Birmingham Hippodrome Relaxed Performance – Mon 3 Jul 7.30pm 

The relaxed performance is created to be a more relaxed presentation of the production, with adapted sound and lighting and minor script adjustments, plus increased wheelchair capacity. Patrons with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition, or sensory or communication disorder are especially welcome.

For more information or to book please call Ticket Sales 0844 338 5000 (calls cost 4.5p per min. plus your phone company’s access charge). This performance cannot be booked online. Tickets for the relaxed performance are £15 (includes transaction charge).

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Relaxed Family Screenings at the NT are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. We aim to make the events as inclusive as possible for families so they are open to all, even if you don't need the adjustments we make for relaxed screenings.

There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects, we'll keep the lights on low and turn the volume down slightly. There will be no trailers or advertisements before the film starts and you are welcome to move around or in and out of the space if you want to. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks if required but there are also snacks on sale.