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

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time started life as a novel written by Mark Haddon, winning the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year as well as the 2004 Boeke Prize and selling over two million copies, proving its mass appeal for all generations of readers. Simon Stephens’ adaptation of the book, along with Marianne Elliott’s direction, saw Curious Incident receive its London debut at the National Theatre in 2012, transferring to the Apollo in 2013.

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.

Recommended for

Fans of the novel will enjoy this fantastic adaptation, which cleverly lifts the world of Christopher Boone off the page and into an energetic and truthful retelling of the novel.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 13+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Opened: 01 Mar 2013
Press night: 12 Mar 2013
Booking from: 28 Nov 0002
Booking until: 09 Dec 2013

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

13 Reviews Add review

This wasn't for the show it was for a charity event to help raise money for an Autism charity arrange by Luke Treadway. So much fu... More

sophiewaghorn 5'6, 43 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I loved the book, but this show not only represents it, it also raises awareness for a condition that is completely misunderstood ... More

katierose 5"7, 67 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Brilliantly done, I adore the book and the stage show did it justice. Reading the book prior to seeing the show would be helpful b... More

chloeprockter 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Powerful show with intense performances from the whole cast.

SophCG 5'9", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great show. Small cast, so a lot on everyone's shoulders, and some are better than others, but the main guy who plays Christopher ... More

richardchiles 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I highly recommend this show. It is suitable for all age groups from young teens upwards. The staging is excellent and the use of ... More

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 600 helpful votes

Very good, touching, beautiful and very well acted. The setting is fantastic.

sergioAraujo 166 reviews, 1 helpful vote

TM89 6' 3", 146 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Fantastic show, made you aware of the subject matter, very thought provoking.

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 600 helpful votes