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    An appealing and ingenious adaptation
    The Evening Standard
    Joyously clever
    Time Out

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The National Theatre’s Multi-Award winning, smash hit adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel combines ingenious design with beautiful choreography to create a truly unique theatrical experience. Delve into the world of Christopher Boone, a math genius who struggles with the everyday as he tries to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington the dog.

Every now and then a production comes along that wipes the floor with all that’s gone before it. The National theatre’s adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one such production.

Since premiering at the National back in 2012 the show has taken the West End and Broadway by storm, scooping a staggering seven Olivier Awards and five Tony’s including Best Play at both ceremonies.

Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens, the show boasts an outstanding creative team including superstar director Marianne Elliot (War Horse, The Light Princess). Bunny Christie’s jaw dropping design, together with Finn Ross’s video projections and Paule Constable’s pinpricks of multi-coloured light create a real high-tech setting. Add to this original music by Adrian Sutton and beautiful movement by Frantic Assembly’s Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham and you’ve got something very unique.

Christopher Boone is a math genius but suffers from an unspecified disorder that means he struggles to understand other people and the world around him. When Mrs Shears dog Wellington is found murdered with a pitchfork, Christopher resolves to solve the mystery and catch the killer. However his investigations leave him under suspicion by the local constabulary. As Christopher attempts to discovers the true identity of Wellington’s killer his journey leads to some big revelations. As his journey of discovery takes him all the way in London, Christopher faces a world of terrifying new experiences.

This production’s biggest achievement is that it really explores what it is like to be Christopher and to experience the world the way he does.

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was the recipient of more than seventeen literary awards… and if all this wasn’t enough the play also features some real life animals!

This is truly an unmissable production.

Sorry this show closed 17 June 2017, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
16 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
Running time:
2 hours and 45 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Recommended for 13+
Audience Notes:
This is a great show for those looking for something a bit different or a play that has all of the ‘wow factor’ of a West End musical. Please note this production is recommended for ages 11 + as it features some strong language.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Sit in the Circle for the best overall view of the stunning light up set and captivating projections.

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