The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has recently extended it’s run at London’s Gielgud Theatre and is now running until 24th Oct 2015. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has now been seen on stage by over 400,000 people worldwide. Winner of seven Olivier Awards including ‘Best New Play’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened to critical acclaim on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre earlier this month.
Based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is directed by Marianne Elliott with design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, and is 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 distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in August 2012. Following the sell-out run at the NT the production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013. A tour of the UK and Ireland will open at The Lowry in Salford later this year.
Next year Simon Stephens’ adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be included as part of the AQA GCSE English literature set texts for English schools, making it the only modern play currently performing in the West End to be part of AQA Post-1914 drama and prose selection.
Address: Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR
Performances: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Ticket prices: £15-£59.50 (100 seats at £15 for every performance), plus concessions
In addition, an allocation of £15 Day Seats will be available for every performance from the Gielgud Theatre box office from 10am
Telephone: 020 7452 3000
Gielgud Theatre Box Office:
Telephone: 0844 482 5130