The award-winning National Theatre adaptation of Mark Haddon’s smash hit novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is back on stage in the capital at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week season.
Haddon’s book took the world by storm when it was first published in 2003, and centres on teenager Christopher Boone, a science and maths whiz kid who finds other aspects of the world around him difficult to navigate. The plot of the play is set out like a mystery, as Christopher embarks on a quest to investigate who stabbed his neighbour’s dog Wellington - a task that eventually leads him way beyond his home, and eventually helps him to better understand his parents.
Although the novel is strongly defined by its protagonist’s voice and a viewpoint that is difficult to translate onto the stage, the 'Curious Incident' is a theatrical triumph as Simon Stephens’ brilliantly conceived adaptation brings the story to life by using a clever framing structure that dramatises the tale.
Marianne Elliott’s immersive and empathic production opened at the National Theatre in 2012, using numerous devices to help audiences understand Christopher’s experience. The production won seven Olivier Awards, and its subsequent West End residency included runs at three separate venues. The play also showcased on Broadway, winning six Tony Awards, and several other countries around the world.
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