Based on the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens
Fifteen-year-old Christopher stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths but 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.
Mark Haddon’s beloved, multiple-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, with direction by Marianne Elliott.
Named the Whitbread Book of the Year in 2003, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has sold over two million copies around the world. Marianne Elliott co-directed the globally successful stage production of War Horse for the National Theatre, for which she won a Tony Award in 2011. Simon Stephens has twice been named Best Foreign Playwright of the Year and is the author of many original plays and adaptations, including Harper Regan and On the Shore of the Wide World, both directed by Marianne Elliott at the National Theatre.