See the best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time come to life at the Gielgud Theatre from 24 June.
The latest in a stream of excellent adaptations to be staged in London (War Horse, Nation, His Dark Materials), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a darkly comic, moving tale told from one boy's unique perspective.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone is a bright teenager with severe learning difficulties that distort his perception of reality. When he discovers that his neighbour's dog has been killed with a garden fork, Christopher – who himself is a suspect – decides to investigate the death.
Thanks to Christopher's meticulous nature, his investigations lead to the unexpected discovery of his family's real history, something his father was desperate to conceal. Shaken, the young man must change his narrow, secure routine in order to discover the whole truth.
Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Mark Haddon's novel for the stage, and Marianne Elliott, who has worked with the National Theatre since 2005, directs the production.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 17 January.