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Marianne Elliott’s acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to the West End for a limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards – including Best New Play and the Best Director award, the play is based on Mark Haddon’s multi-award winning and best selling novel.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is running from 29 November 2018 until 27 April 2019 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
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.
Playing the central role of Christopher Boone and making his West End debut is Joshua Jenkins who played the role on the recent UK and international tour, performing alongside Julie Hale (Siobhan), Stuart Laing (Ed), Emma Beattie (Judy), Sean McKenzie (Reverend Peters), Eliza Collings (Mrs Shears), Lucas Hare (Mr Shears), Gemma Knight Jones (Punk Girl), Lynette Clark (Mrs Alexander), Craig Stein (Mr Thompson).
Directed by Marianne Elliott with set and costume design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, with music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
★★★★★ “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