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

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon’s novel and directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse).

Marianne Elliott’s acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, is one of the West End’s biggest successes ever.

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards – the most in Olivier Awards history – including Best New Playand the Best Director award, the play stars Graham Butler as Christopher Boone, alongside a hugely talented cast.

Mark Haddon’s novel was originally published in 2003 and is the winner of more than seventeen literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004.

Marianne Elliot is the award-winning director of War Horse and The Light Princess.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently booking until 3 June 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre.


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.


The final West End cast will include Joseph Ayre as Christopher Boone, Jo Castleton as Siobhan, Nicolas Tennant as Ed, Sarah Stanley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Amanda Posener as Mrs Shears, Ross Waiton as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Gemma Knight Jones as No.40/Punk Girl, David Nellist as Reverend Peters, and Thomas Dennis as alternate Christopher.


★★★★★ “Astonishing and unmissable” Sunday express
★★★★★ “Magical and moving” Daily Mail
★★★★★ “A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life” Evening standard
“A theatrical rush equal to anything on the west end stage” The Times
“A beautiful ingenious and deeply-felt production” Daily Telegraph
“Hugely entertaining. There is no point resisting” Observer


Recommended Age: 13+.