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

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About the show

After achieving worldwide success, the National Theatre’s critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to the West End. Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel of the same name, the show plays a strictly limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Originally premiering at the National Theatre in 2012, the show went on to transfer to the West End’s Apollo Theatre, before it later moved to the Gielgud Theatre. Earning seven Olivier Awards on the way, it later transferred to Broadway, where it swiped an impressive five Tony Awards.

Curious Incident follows fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone, a young math genius who struggles to understand people and the world around him. But when he discovers Mrs Shears dog Wellington murdered with a pitchfork, and he becomes a suspect, Christopher vows to solve the mystery and catch the killer.

But his investigations leave him under suspicion by the local constabulary, and Christopher is forced to go on a tremendous journey to reach a conclusion. As his journey of discovery takes him all the way to London, Christopher faces a world of terrifying new experiences that change his live forever.

Directed by Marianne Elliot (War Horse, Company), the production features a stellar creative team, with design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, video design by Finn Ross and music by Adrian Sutton, with movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly.

Joshua Jenkins, star of the recent UK and international tour, makes his West End debut in the role of Christopher. Alongside him onstage are Julie Hale (Cured) as Siobhan, Sean McKenzie (Two) as Reverend Peters, Emma Beattie (The Last of the Haussmans) as Judy, Stuart Laing (Peckham: The Soap Opera) as Ed, Eliza Collings (The Other Place) as Mrs Shears, Lucas Hare (The Last Of The Haussmans) as Mr Shears, Craig Stein (Fatherland) as Mr Thompson, Lynette Clarke (Karagula) as Mrs Alexander and Gemma Knight Jones (The Lion King) as Punk Girl. At some performances, Sam Newton will take over the part of Christopher. The understudies are Rose Riley, Emma-Jane Goodwin, Joe Rising and Kieran Garland.

An unmissable theatrical event that still remains incredibly pertinent today, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an immersive story with stunning technology. The production runs from 29 November 2018, with a press night on 11 December 2018.

Recommended for

One of the West End’s greatest shows, this should not be missed by any theatre fan. Those who couldn’t catch it before it closed at the Gielgud Theatre now have the chance to see it again!

Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 29 Nov 2018
Press night: 11 Dec 2018
Booking from: 26 Apr 2019
Booking until: 27 Apr 2019

Location and map

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY

203 Reviews Add review

Innovative, contemporary and heartwarming. The design, set and lighting were so prominent they deserve their own applause. Honestly... More

rachelfoote 5"7, 11 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Different to my usual musical choice but thought this would be more suited to take my teenage son along... More

helentissington 5' 5", 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was different from most other plays and the effects they used to portray how Christopher was feeling were very effective. More

so07 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

louisac1 5’3, 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show is fantastic. Having had read the novel years ago, it still presents with fresh stage adaptation. The modern stage/ sound design... More

ohmrli 65 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show is incredible and should not be leaving the west end right now. I laughed I cried and then laughed and cried. It’s a crazy... More

callumsmith1 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was incredible - the superb acting combined with the stunning technical aspect of the show (lighting, sound, video projection... More

BenedictR 180cm, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I love Curious Incident. It has always been one of if not my favourite play of all time and the cast of the Piccadilly theatre certainly... More

AbbyS 5”6, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An interesting mystery that is heightened through the clever use of physical theatre. With great acting, set design and staging, it's... More

dxnielbarnard 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes