Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Piccadilly Theatre, London
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Piccadilly Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

The National Theatre's extraordinary production of Simon Stephen’s play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will return to London's West End for a run at the Piccadilly Theatre this Christmas. It will return from 29th November 2018 to 27th April 2019, with tickets on sale now

The play has delighted audiences all across the UK and the world ever since its premiere in 2012.  Curious originally opened at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre (now known as the Dorfman Theatre) on the South Bank, but with demand for tickets so high, the production transferred to the West End, where it went on to win seven Olivier Awards, including the award for best new play.

Based on Mark Haddon's original 2003 book and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, it was directed by Marianne Elliott with innovative stage design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross and movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly.

Curious Incident… tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who attempts to solve the mystery of who murdered his neighbour Mrs Shears. As he searches for clues, we come to learn of Christopher’s extraordinary mind, his talent for maths, and a journey that takes him far out of his comfort zone.

The play proved so popular, praised especially for the care with which it tells the story of a boy with autism, it is taught as part of the GCSE English Literature curriculum in British schools, and is a staple in the history of modern British theatre. In 2018, rather than ask schools and parents to pay for tickets for a trip, the National Theatre produced a version of the play to tour around secondary schools in the UK.

Having become one of the West End's most popular plays, the production transferred to Broadway where it opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 5 October 2014. It went on to win the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding New Broadway Play, the 2015 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Tickets for the production sold well on Broadway, and Curious Incident ran in New York for 800 performances, closing on 4thSeptember 2016.

The play has since been seen around the world in productions in Mexico, Seoul and Canada as well as a 32-date UK tour. A second UK and Ireland tour ran in 2017.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tickets are on sale now. 

This is your final chance to see the multi-award-winning smash hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as the show must end on 27th April.

Christopher Boone, 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 in an attempt to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.

Previews from |
28th November 2018
Opening date |
11th December 2018
Booking from |
27th April 2019
Available until |
27th April 2019
Closes |
27th April 2019
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes
Recommended Age: 11+. Under 5's and babies in arms will not be admitted.
based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
National Theatre
Marianne Elliott
Paule Constable
Ian Dickinson
Bunny Christie
Cast list:
Emma Beattie, Lynette Clarke, Eliza Collings, Kieran Garland, Emma-Jane Goodwin, Julie Hale, Lucas Hare, Joshua Jenkins, Gemma Knight Jones, Stuart Laing, Sean McKenzie, Sam Newton, Joe Rising, Rose Riley and Craig Stein
Other info:
Opened at National Theatre's small Cottesloe Theatre 24 July to 27 Oct 2012, and transferred to the West End's Apollo Theatre, opening 12 March 2013, following previews from 1 March - ran to 19 Dec 2013. Opened at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014.

Piccadilly Theatre Venue Information

Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Our Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Note: This Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time review is from the production at the Gielgud Theatre. Click here to buy tickets for the 2018 Piccadilly Theatre production.  Read more

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Joshua Jenkins
Casting announced for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Tuesday, 06 November, 2018
The full West End cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Piccadilly Theatre has been announced. Joshua Jenkins makes his West End debut leading the cast as Christopher Boone. He led the first touring cast of the production in a 31-date tour of the UK, then carried on the role on an international tour across Australia, Asia and Canada.   Alongside Jenkins, the rest of the cast members include Julie Hale (Siobhan), Stuart Laing (Ed), Emma...
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