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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to return to the West End this Christmas

Tickets for the play's return to the West End will go on sale on Friday

Will Longman

Will Longman

September 18, 2018 00:00

The National Theatre's production of Simon Stephens' play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will return to the West End this Christmas, it has been announced.

Stephens' play, which last ran at the Gielgud Theatre until last year, will open at the Piccadilly Theatre on 29th November, and run until 23rd February 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Curious Incident... is a story about a 15-year-old boy called Christopher Boone, who describes him as a "mathematician with some behavioural difficulties", who lives at home in Swindon with his mother, and discovers the body of his neighbour's dog.

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".

Directed by Marianne Elliott, whose production of Stephen Sondheim's Company is set to open at the Gielgud, Curious Incident has designs by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, and 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. Casting is yet to be announced. 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will run at the Piccadilly Theatre from 29th November 2018 to 23rd February 2019.

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

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