The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Apr 05, 2019
Civic Center Music Hall
Freede Little Theatre
Presented By CityRep Theatre
based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
The regional premiere of the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards' winner for Best Play.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's 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 and is exceptional at maths, but he is 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 Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a journey that turns his world upside-down.
"This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving… resonates with quality." — Telegraph (London)
“Just terrific… a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights… dazzling." — Independent (London)
"A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life." — Evening Standard (London)