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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Gielgud Theatre

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The National Theatre's hugely successful stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s tale of a teenager and a canine death.

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Mark Haddon’s hugely popular tale of a teenager and a canine death, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time receives a stage makeover courtesy of award-winning playwright Simon Stephens.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is the story of Christopher, a 15 year old boy who becomes a suspect when Mrs Shears’ dog, Wellington, is speared with a garden fork.

Though exceptional at maths, Christopher cannot interpret every day life. He has never passed the end of the road by himself, he hates to be touched and he doesn’t trust strangers. Yet he embarks on a mission to discover the truth about Wellington’s untimely death, recording everything in a notebook. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey as he tries to solve The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

This stage adaptation of Haddon’s award-winning novel was a fantastic success when it was first staged at the National Theatre, setting a new record for an NT Live cinema screening when it was seen by more than 40,000 people in the UK alone.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is suitable for theatregoers aged 11 and older; contains strong language at the very beginning of the show, and infrequently at other points during the show.

WINNER – 2013 Olivier Awards for Mastercard Best New Play, Best Actor (Luke Treadaway), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Nicola Walker), Best Director (Marianne Elliott), XL Video Award for Best Set Design (Bunny Christie and Finn Ross), White Light Award for Lighting Design (Paule Constable), and Best Sound Design (Ian Dickinson and Adrian Sutton).


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 24/06/2014

Closing Night: 03/06/2017

Running time: 2h40

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Cast & Creative


Joseph Ayre, Jo Castleton, Sarah Stanley, Amanda Posener, Ross Waiton, Matthew Trevannion, Gemma Knight Jones, Danielle Kassaraté, David Nellist, Thomas Dennis, Charleen Qwaye, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman, Nicolas Tennant, Jacqueline Clarke, Penelope McGhie


Director - Marianne Elliott

Producer - National Theatre

Designer - Bunny Christie

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Movement Director - Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly

Sound - Ian Dickinson

Author - Based on the novel by Mark Haddon

Music By - Adrian Sutton

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