National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sunday, June 24 - Monday, June 25, 2018

Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®.

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.

“Dazzlingly inventive.” – Evening Standard

Production photograph above by Manuel Harlan.

Part of the Spring 2018 season of our ongoing series, National Theatre Live.

  • Country UK
  • Year 2012
  • Running Time 170 minutes
  • Director Marianne Elliott
  • Writer Simon Stephens (stage play), Mark Haddon (book)
  • Cast Luke Treadaway, Niamh Cusack, Paul Ritter, Nicola Walker, Una Stubbs

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