“Back to give theatre-goers an enthusiastic lick all over, Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel about Christopher, a teenager with Asperger’s who is determined to find out who has killed the neighbour’s dog, is a thing of beauty. Not least because it plays with the idea of theatre as a lie as it tells the story of truth-seeker and truth teller, Christopher. It’s directed by Marianne Elliott and designed by Bunny Christie — who are also behind that other West End hit, Company — with fizzy invention, but it is also a moving examination of the lies adults tell, how life is never neat and tidy and the pain of love.”
Following an acclaimed UK and International tour, the smash-hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London for a strictly limited season.
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.
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