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The Gate, in partnership with the National Autistic Society, presents the first ever Autism-Friendly cinema screening
of the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time.
A screening exclusively for people on the autism spectrum, their families and carers.
Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time. Christopher, 15 years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths but 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.
Some people with autism are sensitive to sound and light and they can find going to the cinema difficult. During the show low lights will be left on in the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack will be reduced. It is fine for customers to move around, make noise or take a break during the screening. There will be an interval of 20 minutes approximately halfway through the performance.
Picturehouse Cinemas are proud to be presenting this special screening in partnership with the National Autistic Society, with whom they launched the Autism-Friendly Screenings programme across the Picturehouse circuit in January 2009.
Please note, all tickets are £5. There are no further reductions or free tickets.
Picturehouse Cinemas hold regular Autism-Friendly Screenings as part of their community programming. To find out more or to be added to the mailing list, contact
Elinor Walpole firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Autism- Friendly Mailing List' and the name of your nearest Picturehouse Cinema.