Christopher 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 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.
The National Theatre’s stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is as applaudable, successful and insightful as the original novel
A prime example of how to tell a moving story in a compelling and energetic way, and this new run looks set to bring this touching story to a whole new audience
It’s the commanding cast, led by Joshua Jenkins, that makes the show an unqualified success
This dazzling hi-tech drama is a story of a family struggling to cope
The novel gets you inside Christopher's head but the stage version does more, giving Christopher's internal response to the world an external manifestation. That world is often a surreal and scary place, but oddly beautiful and bizarre, too
Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel retains its ingenuity and pathos
Marianne Elliott’s production is beautiful, ingenious and deeply-felt