Culture at the Cinema has been focusing on the works of Shakespeare this year, and although July will see a return to the Bard with “Macbeth,” June brings a completely different play to the stage.

The live recording of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, will be shown at Camana Bay Cinema on June. 23.

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.

Story

Christopher, 15 years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’s 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 math 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.

Cast

The cast features Luke Treadaway as Christopher Boone with Niamh Cusack as Siobhan, Paul Ritter as Ed, Nicola Walker as Judy and Una Stubbs as Mrs. Alexander.

Treadaway was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award as Best Actor for his performance in the production and went to appear as “Nick” in the West End revival of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Reviews

“A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” – Evening Standard

“Marianne Elliott’s beautiful, ingenious and deeply-felt production has now transferred triumphantly to the West End.” – Daily Telegraph

“Astonishing and unmissable.” – Sunday Express

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ screens for one night only at Camana Bay Cinema on June 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a glass of bubbly. Only 18 and older will be admitted. For more information on upcoming shows, visit www.bigscreen.ky.