Following an acclaimed UK and international tour, the smash-hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has returned to London for a strictly limited season.
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards including for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott.
The show tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher who is under suspicion of killing the neighbour’s dog with a garden fork. Recording each fact in a book in order to solve the mystery, Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured beyond the end of his road, detests being touched and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
Playwright Simon Stephens said, “I am stunned and inspired by the return of Curious Incident to the West End. It is a story that means the world to me. Mark Haddon’s exquisite imagination has been twisted into shape and infused with life by Marianne Elliot and her incredible team. After travelling the country and seeing the world, Christopher Boone is coming back home. I’m mainly thrilled because I get to see it again.”
Lisa Burger, Executive Director of the National Theatre said, “We always felt that there were many more performances of Curious Incident in the West End left to give, and many more audiences who were yet to connect with Christopher Boone and his extraordinary story. We’re absolutely thrilled to be joining with ATG to bring Curious Incident – with its stellar creative team – back to the West End and we can’t wait to share this beautiful and inventive show with a new generation of audiences.”