Shows featuring Simon Stephens's work


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

‘A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’ (The Times)
‘Dazzlingly inventive’ (Evening Standard)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time returns to selected international cinemas in
2018.

Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production
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, 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.

Production photography by Manuel Harlan


The Threepenny Opera

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.