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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time

The play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting design by Paule Constable, and video design by Finn Ross. Movement is by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. The Associate Director is Anna Marsland. Casting is by Jacob Sparrow Casting.

Curious Incident is the winner of seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design and Best Actor (Luke Treadaway, who originated the role of Christopher). Following its New York premiere in September 2014, it became the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, winning five Tony Awards® including Best Play and Best Actor (Alex Sharp), six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off Broadway Play.

Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003 and is the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award. The novel has been translated into 44 languages and has sold more than 5.5 million copies world-wide. His other novels include A Spot of Bother and The Porpoise.

Alongside the tour, a programme of activity including discussions on depictions of neurodivergence in fictional characters will be available online, with further details to be announced.

This 10th Anniversary tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is presented by the National Theatre and Trafalgar Theatre Productions.

FAQS

The play comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 26 - 30 April 2022.

Yes, there will be matinee performances on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 27 April at 2:30pm
  • Thursday 28 April at 2:30pm
  • Saturday 30 April at 2:30pm

The play is based on Mark Haddon’s novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' which was published in 2003 and is the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

The play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington.