The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the National Theatre's highly acclaimed production based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel transfers to the West End's Gielgud Theatre
In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, fifteen years old Christopher 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.
Winner of record-breaking 7 Olivier Awards including Best Actor to Luke Treadaway, Best Director to Marianne Elliott, Best Acress in Supporting Role to Nicola Walker and White Light award for Lighting Design and Best Sound Design to Paule Constable and Ian Dickinson & Adrian Sutton respectively.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott and was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike during its sell-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre.
★★★★★ ‘A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life’ -- Evening Standard
★★★★★ 'Magical and Moving' -- Daily Mail
★★★★★ 'Imaginative adaptation… brilliant production' -- The Independent
★★★★ ‘A beautiful, ingenious and deeply-felt production’ -- The Telegraph
★★★★ ’Hugely entertaining… there is no point resisting’ -- The Guardian
★★★★ ‘If ever there was a perfect theatrical marriage of performance and effect, this is it’ -- The Times
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won 2013 Olivier awards; for Best New Play, Best Actor (Luke Treadaway), Best Director (Marianne Elliott) and Best Supporting Actress (Nicola Walker) as well as Best Set Design (Bunny Christie and Finn Ross), Best Lighting Design (Paule Constable) and Best Sound Design (Ian Dickinson).
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