Final artwork for The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time, London

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

Gielgud Theatre, London
Booking to 3 June 2017
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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

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Booking to 3 June 2017

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Recommended Age: 13+.

Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to return to the West End this Christmas
The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will return to the West End this Christmas. Simon Stephens’ play, which ran at the Gielgud Theatre until last year will fill the gap left by Strictly Ballroom's unexpectedly short seven month run at the Piccadilly Theatre. Strictly Ballroom's final performance will be on 27 October 2018 with the Curious Incident... opening on 29 November 2018. Curious Incident... is a story about a 15-year-old boy who is exceptionally smart especially in maths but struggles to connect with people in every-day life. When he discovers the body of his neighbour’s dog, suspicion immediately falls on him, but his determination to find the killer takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. The play, which is based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon, was first published in 2003, and opened to the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012, winning seven Olivier Awards following its transfer to the West End – a record for a play in the West End at the time. A New York transfer followed, where it became the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, winning five Tony Awards along the way. It recently ran on a UK-wide tour, and it is currently being staged in schools around the country. On the show’s return, Stephens said: “I am stunned and inspired by the return of Curious Incident to the West End. It is a story that means the world to me. Mark Haddon's exquisite imagination twisted into shape and infused with life by Marianne Elliott and her incredible team. “After travelling the country and seeing the world Christopher Boone is coming back home. I’m mainly thrilled because I get to see it again”. Curious Incident... is directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse), whose production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company is set to open at the Gielgud, and has designs by Bunny Christie and lighting by Paule Constable. Casting is yet to be announced. Find tickets to Curious Incident... The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is running from 29 November 2018 until 23 February 2019 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
Photos: Cast change for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
First Look at the new cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud theatre Hot on the heels of its Broadway triumph, the West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has welcomed a new cast. The new West End cast is led by Sion Daniel Young as Christopher Boone. He is joined by Rebecca Lacey as Siobhan, Nicolas Tennant as Ed, Mary Stockley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Indra Ové as Mrs Shears, Stephen Beckett as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Pearl Mackie as No. 40/Punk Girl, Sean McKenzie as Reverend Peters and Kaffe Keating plays alternate Christopher. They are joined by Mark Rawlings, Penelope McGhie, Naomi Said and Simon Victor. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  started life in 2012 at the National Theatre, transferring to the West End in 2013 (winning seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play), the production was briefly put on hold when the ceiling of the Apollo theatre collapsed injuring 76 people, however the National quickly re-homed the production and it is now simultaneously running at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End, on Broadway and on tour in the UK and Ireland. The production has been hugely successful during this year’s Broadway theatre awards season in New York, also winning 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Play and 6 Drama Desk awards including Outstanding Play. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now taking bookings at the Gielgud theatre until 13 February 2016. BOOK Book tickets to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Winners of the 2013 Olivier Awards announced
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time scoops 7 awards at this year's Olivier Awards. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="140"] Luke Treadaway wins Best Actor[/caption] At a glamorous event at the Royal Opera House in London, the Society of London Theatre's annual Olivier Awards were held this evening, Sunday 28 April 2013, hosted by Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville. The show of the night was undoubtedly the National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, which is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in London. The show, based on Mark Haddon's acclaimed novel, won 7 awards including best new play, best director for Marianne Elliot, best actor for Luke Treadaway and best supporting actress for Nicola Walker. The show equaled that of last year's big winner, Matilda the Musical. The leading musicals of the night were Chichester Festival Theatre's Sweeney Todd and Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, which both won 3 awards. Sweeney Todd won best musical revival, best actor in a musical for Michael Ball and best actress in a musical for Imelda Staunton, and Top Hat scooped best new musical, best theatre choreographer for Bill Deamer and best costume design for Jon Morrell. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="140"] Helen Mirren wins Best Actress for The Audience[/caption] Helen Mirren won a best actress award for her role as The Queen in Peter Morgan's play The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre, alongside her co-star Richard McCabe, who won best supporting actor. Billy Elliot The Musical won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award, voted for by members of the theatregoing public. Other awards included Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre to the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court for its Season of New Writing, Best Revival for A Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre, Best Entertainment and Family for Goodnight Mr Tom at the Phoenix Theatre and Leigh Zimmerman won Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her role in A Chorus Line at the London Palladium. Playwright Michael Frayn and dancer and choreographer Gillian Lynne were presented with Special Awards at the event. Roger Allam gave Michael Frayn his award, and David Suchet and Michael Crawford presented Gillian Lynne with her Special Award. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="140"] Olivier hosts Hugh Bonneville and Sheridan Smith[/caption] Live musical performers included Matthew Morrison, Idina Menzel, Michael Ball, Tim Minchin, Sheridan Smith and Petula Clark, with the casts of Cabaret, A Chorus Line, The Bodyguard and Top Hat included in the night. LINKS View all winners of the Olivier Awards 2013 View a clip of Billy Elliot The Musical - live from the Olivier Awards

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