The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Gielgud Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

24 Jun 2014 - 03 Jun 2017

£22.00 - £112.00

Pro reviewers rating
10 reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won seven Olivier Awards.

Closes 3 June 2017.



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“Back and better than ever... Deft comic touches mix fluidly with heartfelt emotion and with design that is second to none.”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“The National Theatre’s adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel is total theatre... [a] masterpiece of multimedia staging.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“The acclaimed National Theatre production doesn't disappoint”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“The best contemporary drama in London, a play of acute feeling... It left me reeling all over again... clever and spellbinding.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Takes you right inside the head of someone who sees and feels the world very differently.. The best contemporary play in London.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Luke Treadaway is thrillingly good in this inventive West End transfer of the National's hit play”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“A thing of unbridled wonder... The tragedy is bound up in...charm, whimsy, good humour and virtuoso staging... Extraordinary. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Tackles the story of a boy with learning difficulties and society’s attitude to him with warmth and sensitivity. Charming.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Back with a bang... Butler brings the necessary pathos with every move and expression made... Eloquent, emotional and inspiring.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Deeply affecting. Or..should be... Bunny Christie’s brilliant design... seems the most powerful presence on the stage... ”

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