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).
There is an additional matinee performance on Tuesday 30 May at 2.30pm.
Cast & Creatives
- Joseph Ayre, Jo Castleton, Sarah Stanley, Amanda Posener, Ross Waiton, Matthew Trevannion, Gemma Knight Jones, David Nellist, Thomas Dennis, Charleen Qwaye, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman, Nicholas Tennant, Jacqueline Clarke, Penelope McGhie
- Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
- Marianne Elliott
- Music by
- Adrian Sutton
- National Theatre
- Lighting Designer
- Paule Constable
- Movement Director
- Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly
- Ian Dickinson
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- Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR
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- Nearest tube
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- 14, 19, 38
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- Charing Cross
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- How to book
- Tel: 0844 482 5137 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
- Discounts available for all disabled people and their companions.
- Limited mobility
- Please ask when booking if you require extra leg room - rows J and K in the Stalls and aisle seats have the most leg room.
- Access description
- One 10cm step up into the foyer, through swing doors. Box Office on the right. There is a sofa in the foyer. Handrails on both sides of staircases. All steps are highlighted. Dress Circle up 3 steps (2 steep steps between rows). Ramp available to give level access to front of Dress Circle. 20 steps down to the Stalls and 30 up to the Upper Circle from an entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue to the right of the main foyer entrance. The upper circle also has two steep steps between each row.
- Hearing impaired
- Sennheiser infra-red system with 15 headsets + 2 which attach tp haring aides - collect your headsets from the cloakroom: name and address required. The best reception is in the front area of all levels of the auditorium. Induction loop at the Box Office.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit for 2 guide dogs per performance.
- Entrance to the auditorium is through the third side EXIT door on Rupert Street. Ask a member of staff to open this for you. One 12cm step up to the front of the Dress Circle. Venue suitable for scooters. B5 + B30 are wheelchair spaces. Companions to be seated in B6 + B29. Seats on the end of row B also act as transfer seats.
- 16 steps up to the women's and men's from the foyer. There are toilets situated on all levels of the auditorium.
- Disabled toilets
- Adapted toilet in foyer near the bar.
- 3 licensed bars. Foyer bar up 2 steps, on same level as dress circle and adapted toilet.wheelchair space (along a side corridor). Moveable seats. Foyer bar 3 steps up from the foyer. Stalls bar 4 steps down from the back of the stalls, with fixed seats.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens