See the best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time come to life at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End.
Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a darkly comic, moving tale told from one boy's unique perspective. The latest in a stream of excellent adaptations to be staged in London (War Horse, Nation, His Dark Materials), the play has already won several Olivier Awards and Tony Awards, including Best New Play.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone (played by Joseph Ayre) 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.
Mark Haddon's novel was adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, and the production is directed by Olivier Award and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott, who has worked with the National Theatre since 2005.