The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Tickets
Based on the 2003 bestselling novel of the same name, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time makes its West End debut at the Apollo Theatre. The play follows the young Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary way of looking at the world. When the neighbour’s dog is found dead in the front garden, Christopher takes it upon himself to don his detective hat and find the culprit.
Curious Incident follows the story of Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old maths fanatic who sees the world in a very different way compared to his family and peers. It is never outright said, but is implied, that Christopher has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism. When he discovers Wellington the dog dead in the front garden, instead of being horrified, Christopher decides that he must find the culprit behind the crime. A detective story ensues, which later develops from a murder mystery into an entirely different mystery of its own. Christopher had always been told by his father that his mother had died, but when he finds letters addressed to himself dated after her supposed death, Christopher decides to find out the truth once and for all.
Nominated for eight Olivier awards and winning seven, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is impressing London theatregoers and critics alike. Luke Treadaway’s performance as Christopher Boone is described as ‘unbearably poignant’ by The Telegraph, winning him an Olivier for Best Actor. The production also received an Olivier for Best Set Design, Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design, proving that it is a spectacle to behold.