About The Show
The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has now completed its 10th Anniversary Tour, across the UK and Ireland.
Director Marianne Elliott’s ‘life-affirming and unmissable’ (Time) smash-hit production brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage.
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. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Hailed as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’ (The Times) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is theatrical event not-to-be missed.
Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003 and was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in the US, Japan, Holland and Italy, as well as the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004. The novel has been translated into 44 languages and sold more than 5.5 million copies world-wide.
Suitable for 11yrs+
There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and less frequently at other points during the performance. This production contains some moments of sensory intensity, reflecting the content of the novel and autistic experience This production contains the following effects: strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects, high-intensity video and lighting effects, loud intense sound effects including white noise, and some scenes that people may find distressing.
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