Back to give theatregoers an enthusiastic lick all over just in time for Christmas, here's Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel. Following Christopher, a teenager with Asperger’s who is determined to find out who has killed the neighbour’s dog, it's 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—who will also be helming the revival of Mike Bartlett’s Cock with Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey and Jade Anouka—with fizz and 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.
The National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award® -winning production returns to Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for 7 weeks only in November. Director Marianne Elliott's ‘life-affirming and unmissable’ (Time) smash-hit production brings Mark Haddon's best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage. Fifteen-year-old Christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog. He has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. Follow him on a journey that upturns his world! Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is located in one of London's most exciting sport and entertainment destinations, in the heart of Wembley Park. Hailed as 'a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle' this is a theatrical event that definitely shouldn't be missed. Tickets are expected to sell-out, so book ahead to secure the best seats at the lowest prices. Please note: * This production contains strobe lighting, smoke effects, high intensity video & light effects, and loud sound effects. * Age Recommendation: 11+ * There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show.