This one-hour BBC special, made in collaboration with the National Theatre, examines how Mark Haddon’s critically acclaimed novel was turned into a multi-award-winning theatre production. With interviews from the cast and crew, clips from the show and exclusive behind the scenes rehearsal footage, this insightful documentary reveals the artistic choices and processes for adapting one of Britain’s best-loved books.
This invaluable resource includes interviews with playwright Simon Stephens who explains his methods for developing the script; Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly Scott Graham who discusses the challenges of physical theatre; lead cast members who explore the character relationships in the play; and the design team who collaborated to create Christopher’s mind on stage using lighting, set and sound.
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