The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Gielgud Theatre tickets
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Gielgud Theatre tickets

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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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 13+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Opened: 24 Jun 2014
Press night: 08 Jul 2014
Booking from: 16 Jun 2017
Booking until: 17 Jun 2017

Location and map

Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6AR

253 Reviews Add review

The show is brilliant, telling a story of Christopher Boone a 15 year old boy with autism. The story line is gripping and the actors... More

livvygiddings 5"9, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The longevity of this National Theatre production speaks for itself. The show has NT written right through it like a stick of rock,... More

NPSmith 5'10", 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

In my opinion, the first half dragged a little bit, however the second half felt so short. The visuals were amazing and it's definitely... More

alexwarren1 173cm, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I have seen a handful of shows now, and I can say this show is completely different to any show I have seen or will see. Very smart... More

olivermcintosh 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An incredible show with stunning visual design and a very important message about how we view our life and others. The acting - especially... More

mayagottlieb 161cm, 20 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Having seen the play 3 times, I've always noticed different things each time and it's a show I could easily keep going back to! I... More

albuspotter 5"11, 221 reviews, 13 helpful votes

The tickets for this show was gift for my 14 year old son and I. We had not read the book or know much about the story so did not know... More

markhaines 181cm, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was as amazing as I had heard, really enthralling and well acted and good used of the whole stage. If you get a chance to... More

priyamistry 5”4’, 8 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Second time seeing this and was desperate to see it again before it closes. Absolutely brilliant performances from the cast all round,... More

Jamb0r 178, 157 reviews, 11 helpful votes