The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time is the 7 time Laurence Olivier Award Wining play adapted by the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon.
Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliot, Curious Incident began life at the National Theatre in August 2012, before transferring in a hail of critical acclaim to the Apollo Theatre from March – December 2013. The show now resumes its run at the Gielgud Theatre.
The story centres around a 15 year old boy, Christopher Boone, who copes with the loss of his mother by trying to solve the mystery of a dog found dead in the neighbourhood. Despite his many social and mental difficulties, Christopher embarks upon a journey of a life time, which leads him to discover a very dark secret.
There are talks of a film version of the show being made in the near future.
Cast And Creative Information
The original London cast included Luke Treadaway, who won the 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play. The creative team includes director Marianne Elliot, designer Bunny Christie, lighting designer Paule Constable and video designer Finn Ross, who all won Oliver Awards for their work.
Show Length and Times
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time had performances on Monday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm. The running time was 2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Simon Stephens’s imaginative adaptation and Marianne Elliott’s brilliant production find solutions that actually manage to throw fresh and arresting light on the material while keeping a perfect equipoise between the comedy and the heartache. Paul Taylor at the Independent
“The Curious Incident is a beautiful, eloquent show about the wonders of a life that initially seems hopelessly constrained. And Treadaway is thrillingly good: I don’t think there’s a better performance right now on the London stage.” Henry Hitchings at the Evening standard
“The Whole thing is done with tremendous flair…this is a highly skilful adaptation.” Michael Billington at the Guardian