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Cottesloe 2012 highlights include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Story by Jack Foley

MARK Haddon’s 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is being brought to the National’s Cottesloe in July.

Marianne Elliott will helm Simon Stephens’ adaptation of the book with a cast including Una Stubbs, Luke Treadaway (pictured) and Nicola Walker.

The book is told from the first-person perspective of Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy from Swindon with autism.

Prior to that, Michael Buffong will direct Jude Akuwudike, Jade Anouka, Jenny Jules and Danny Sapani in Errol John’s Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, opening on March 14, 2012.

This will be followed, in April, by Inua Ellams’ return to the Cottesloe with Black T-Shirt Collection, and then, in May, by Lisa D’Amour’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Detroit.

Austin Pendleton, who directed the original production by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will oversee the London transfer but the production will open with a new London cast.

Also in the NT Cottesloe’s 2012 line-up, James Graham’s new play This House will be directed by Jeremy Herrin and opens in September, while director Rupert Goold reunites with Enron playwright Lucy Prebble for a new co-production in November.

The year will be rounded off in December with the return of National Theatre associate Katie Mitchell to direct Hansel and Gretel in a new version for four to seven year-olds.

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