About the showAfter worldwide success, including runs in the West End and on Broadway, the National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London. Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel of the same name, the show went on to receive critical and audience acclaim.
Curious Incident follows the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone, a young boy who is a wizard at maths but struggles with behavioural difficulties. When he discovers the body of Mrs Shears' dead dog, he becomes the prime suspect in a crime he did not commit, and so he begins to record each fact of the case to help him solve the curious mystery.
Whilst Christopher struggles to find his way in life, he is blessed with an exceptional brain for statistics and figures, and as he begins on his detective work he enters into a frightening journey that turns the world as he knows it on its head.
Directed by Marianne Elliot (War Horse, Company), the production features a stellar creative team, with design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, video design by Finn Ross and music by Adrian Sutton, with movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly.
Joshua Jenkins, who starred in the recent UK and international tour, makes his West End debut as Christopher. He is joined onstage by Julie Hale (Cured) as Siobhan, Stuart Laing (Peckham: The Soap Opera) as Ed, Sean McKenzie (Two) as Reverend Peters, Emma Beattie (The Last of the Haussmans) as Judy, Eliza Collings (The Other Place) as Mrs Shears, Lucas Hare (The Last Of The Haussmans) as Mr Shears, Lynette Clarke (Karagula) as Mrs Alexander, Gemma Knight Jones (The Lion King) as Punk Girl and Craig Stein (Fatherland) as Mr Thompson. At certain performances, Sam Newton will take on the role of Christopher. The understudies are Rose Riley, Kieran Garland, Emma-Jane Goodwin and Joe Rising.
Winning a previously record-breaking seven Olivier Awards following its West End transfer, the show went on to play in New York, here it became the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, swiping five Tony Awards. Since then, the production has gone on to extensively tour the UK.
Playing a strictly limited season at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, this is an unmissable theatrical event that still remains incredibly pertinent today. With an immersive story at the helm of stunning technology, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time plays from 29 November 2018 to 23 February 2019, with a press night on 11 December 2018.
Who Should See It?Those who adore the show, or anyone who missed it in the West End now have the chance to catch it again. Theatre fans should not miss out on the chance to see this acclaimed show.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is recommended for those aged 11 and up.
AwardsLaurence Olivier Awards 2013: Best New Play, Best Director, Best Actor (Luke Treadaway), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Nicola Walker), Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Set Design.
Tony Awards 2015: Best Play, Best Direction, Best Actor (Alex Sharp), Best Lighting, Best Design.