The smash-hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London for a strictly limited season, following an acclaimed UK and International tour.
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.
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 shots feature International Tour cast. Credit: Brinkhoff Mögenburg.
February 23, 2019
Joseph Ayre (Christopher Boone), Jo Castleton (Siobhan), Nicolas Tennant (Ed), Sarah Stanley (Judy), Jacqueline Clarke (Mrs Alexander), Amanda Posener (Mrs Shears), Ross Waiton (Roger Shears), Matthew Trevannion (Mr Thompson), Gemma Knight Jones (No.40/Punk Girl), David Nellist (Reverend Peters), Thomas Dennis (alternate Christopher), Charleen Qwaye, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman, Penelope McGhie.
This production contains strobe lighting, smoke effects, high intensity video & light effects, and loud sound effects.
Suitable for 11+. There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show. We can provide a copy of the full script should you wish to have more information.