The smash-hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London for a strictly limited season, following an acclaimed UK and International tour.
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.
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.
Amazing performances and a really clever way of representing that story.
I took my grandson who is almost 15years old to see this-he has many friends and relatives who are neuro-diverse, so though he would find this very interesting and useful. Both he and I loved it all, the lead performance was outstanding and must have been very tiring as he just exuded energy. The set was so clever and it worked well. The other actors played their roles with great enthusiasm and skill. All considering we would be happy to see again or to recommend to others.
A fabulous production highlighting autism in a very engaging way, there were highs and lows and all emotions and we adored the puppy at the end! Excellent
I cannot believe you let people take in all this disgusting food and allow them to eat it noisily during the play. It was awful, I could not enjoy the play at all as people around me were slurping slushies, crunching popcorn and making all sorts of noises with paper bags and plastic pots
Absolutely incredible! I work with children who have additional needs and this is a true insight into what it is like to live with these needs. Emotional, funny and totally captivating!
A totally brilliant performance Lighting effects were superb Story content interesting and learned Actors outstanding Sound effects startling Clever, brilliant, and intriguing
Performance highly enjoyable but inadvertently thought this must have been a ‘relaxed’ show. Pleasure seriously marred by * very late arrival of large, noisy school groups (30 minutes + after start of performance * even later arrival of noisy adults * constant noisy sharing of food * crunching of plastic bottles
Not a show I would have picked but was encouraged to do so. One of the best west end shows on offer. Funny, serious, emotional with a real ahhh factor towards the end. Highly recommend to everyone but warning there are lots of flashing lights.
Very good choreography and the main character, the boy, was extremely talented.
It was not my first time but last night didn’t disappoint me, it is an excellent play! There was a small hiccup before entering to the theatre, the queue to collect the tickets were long and we were afraid that we would have missed the beginning of the play. Luckily, everyone was happy but it spoiled a bit the customer experience. Wishing the whole crew the best for the remaining days of the performance.😀
Excellent from start to finish. Innovative staging and production coupled with a great cast made for spectacular theatre. Go if you can.
Loved the show as much as the fantastic book. Took my 12 year old son and husband and they enjoyed it as much as me.
Thoroughly enjoyed the book and have wanted to see the play for years . So glad I caught it before the end. Excellent performances and visuals. Great humour and also sadness.
This show just gets better every time you see it! My children’s first viewing of it and both were mesmerised the entire time and came out asking when could we see it again!!
Great to see this moving shoe again after 10 years.
First theatre experience that wasn't a musical - loved it - so clever & engaging
Amazing and breathtaking.
Fantastic production with superb acting.
Strong cast, Perfect scenografy. Directed so securely and with lost of eye for details. Very stunning show.
I was engrossed throughout with the brilliant acting and portrayal of book I had previously read book
What an amazing play! A true representation of the book and captured beautifully by wonderful actors who obviously understand the emotion surrounding the characters. Inspirational and a wonderful insight into living with autism. My 12 year old daughter loved it and it was aimed perfectly at adults and young adults. Highly recommended before it leaves the West End.
Lost for words - to see it is to believe it
Stayed true to the book but bought it to life beyond imagination. Just brilliant.
From the intriguing yet clever set to the powerful performances, it was a privilege to be in the audience. We were moved to tears but there were plenty of light moments to lift the mood. And we lived it all through the eyes of the inspirational Christopher who truly was brave.
Whole thing was brilliant from beginning to end. So glad we managed to see it before it finishes at the end of this month. Well worth the journey south!
One of the best West End plays ever ! And Joshua Jenkins is incredible. 🙂
I was mesmerised! So immersive. Humorous, poignant, intelligent and dazzling at times! Plenty to think about and reflect on, with performances so compelling that you actually feel you understand the characters. Great acting. Very physical and lively too, which I didn't expect. No time to get bored. I doubt I'll see a show THIS good for several years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds....
Read the book years ago and loved it. This is the 2nd time I've seen the show with 2 different lead actors. Both are absolutely fantastic. I have worked with autistic young people for almost 18 years and it is so good to see the good, the bad and the ugly sides if it portrayed so well. Totally amazing.
This production was very well organised , designed and cleverly done! The audience was totally engaged; you could have heard a pin drop during the emotional scenes. Sam Newton was totally convincing and played the role of Christopher perfectly. The ending was emotional and inspirational. This play is not just for those who want to understand the nature of autism better but also for those who like to see the best in everyone. The theatre was comfortable and hospitably staffed with refreshments available to be delivered to your seat.
Excellent production. Really well thought out. Both my teenagers throughly enjoyed it.
Fantastic production, wonderful cast.
I really enjoyed the play. Unexpectedly very very good. The sound effects are amazing. Salute to the actors and the whole team behind the play.
Beautifully acted. The whole cast were brilliant . I was drawn in from the first . Excellent staging and use of space .
Thoroughly enjoyable, highly recommended!
All I can say is Fantastic show!!!
A wonderful play. Took my teenagers who were amazed how emotionally powerful theatrics can be. Highly recommended.
fantastic production - amazing acting - i went along withmy daughter for her drama gcse course - and so glad i went - very intense - all emotions were brought to the front - well done!!
A fantastic adaptation of a complex book, brilliant acting and superb immersive visual effects. Catch it before it finishes this month!
This play was the most amazing production, from the cast to the script to the music. The whole production was faultless ..
Fantastic and deeply moving! We had waited a long time to see it because ticket prices were so expensive. Went with my family as an Easter treat having got reasonably priced tickets. Highly recommend to see if before it finishes.
So glad we saw this show. Beautiful store and such a unique presentation. Went with my 15 year old son and I think it gave us both a better understanding of kids and families dealing with autism.
So enjoyed the show, Christopher painted an excellent portrait of life with autism, I saw familiarities in his personality similar to those of my beautiful autistic nephew.. Life can be amazing and scary whoever we are and whatever 'querks' we might be born with.. A triumph.
Amazing performance, so well performed and produced, I’d read the book, but this bought it to life . Highly recommended.
A tremendous performance. Incredible depiction of life with autism Thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
I went to see the show with my 13 y.o daughter, we both liked the performance very much. I was a bit concerned about using inappropriate language, but I guess it got accepted everywhere now, including theatre world.
This review would be five stars were it not for the fact that it was impossible to submerge myself in the excellent production due to extraneous noises from around the theatre. This was a Relaxed Performance. Something new to me and which I will avoid in future.
When is it showing
Signed Tuesday 29 January 7.30pm
Audio Described Saturday 2 March 2.30pm
Touch Tour Saturday 2 March 12:30pm (valid with a ticket for the AD performance)
Captioned Saturday 9 March 2.30pm
Relaxed Saturday 6 April 2.30pm
16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY
No refunds available after purchase.
How Does It Work
Please print your confirmation and bring along with you to your performance.
Suitable For Children
Recommended for children 11+. Children under 5 years and babes in arms will not be admitted.
When Can I Go
Thursday 29th November 2018 – Saturday 23rd February 2019
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
Monday 24th December 2.30pm
Tuesday 25th December No Performance
Wednesday 26th December 7.30pm
Thursday 27th December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 28th December 7.30pm
Saturday 29th December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Monday 31st December 2.30pm
Tuesday 1st January 7.30pm
Wednesday 2nd January 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 3rd January 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 4th January 7.30pm
Saturday 5th January 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Additional matinee in half term - Tuesday 19th February 2.30pm
Where Do I Go
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY