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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
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About The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Haddon’s 2003 mystery novel won the Whitbread Book Awards for Best Novel and Book of the Year, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book and the coveted Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. But it’s a tale that appeals equally to adults, especially those with children.

The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent, The Times, Time Out, Londonist, Sunday Times and more have all given this superb production a big thumbs up, amongst other things calling it a marvel, a success from any angle and a triumph, capturing the depth and touching nature of the original text and adding theatrical sensibilities to great effect.

The director Marianne Elliott has also come in for plenty of well-deserved praise for directing with the same considerable creative flair and style as she brought to her co-director’s role in the smash hit triumph of top puppeteer skills, War Horse. You can expect the same level of quality from The Curious Incident. In the words of The Times, if ever there was a perfect theatrical marriage of performance and effect, this is it.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – The story

It is exactly seven minutes after midnight. Christopher is fifteen years old. He is standing next to Wellington, a dead dog belonging to Mrs Shears, which has been speared to death with a sharp garden fork.

Unsurprisingly, Christopher comes under suspicion for the dastardly deal. And he’s determined to solve the mystery. So he meticulously records every fact he uncovers in his first attempt at writing a real, grown up book.

Like many other kids, Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He’s a maths genius but he finds ordinary human interactions and everyday life baffling. He can’t bear to be touched and he avoids strangers at all costs. In fact he has never ventured further than the end of his road and his protective father forbids his amateur detective work. But Christopher carries on regardless with his quest to find out who killed Wellington, undertaking a challenging adventure that will change his world forever.

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The role of Christopher Boone will be played by Johnny Gibbon Monday evenings, Thursday Matinees and Saturday matinees and by Luke Treadaway Tuesday - Saturday evenings.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 486 reviews

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Anyone (67%)
Families (71%)
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Latest customer reviews
Elizabeth
you need to watch this

I used to work with young people diagnosed with autism in schools. The acting was good serious and funny at the same time Did not need so much swearing i would watch it again. drinks at bar expensive we asked for irish coffee which they did not have. Instead they served us whiskey with coffee instead. I ordered 2 this cost me £18.00 daylight robbery . Did not ask server price of drinks.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by , Luton, United Kingdom

ANDRIANA
Impressive!!

Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by , Thessalonikis, Greece

Alessandra
Colourful!

Reviewed on 25 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Christine
Great production and acting whilst v educational and entertaining

Innovative use of cast and stage technology combined with superb acting serve to explain and present the world and experience of an Autistic teenager in this entertaining and educational production which remains true to the novel.

Reviewed on 25 April 2019 by , Clitheroe, United Kingdom

Nadine
An amazing production with a powerful rollercoaster of emotions

Reviewed on 25 April 2019 by , Berlin, Germany

See Ying
Insightful and creative

Really great show. Great use of all actors. Excellent acting. Really conveyed well what it is like to have Aspergers. Really good use of background and props.

Reviewed on 23 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Adam
Brilliant play would 100% reccomend

Reviewed on 22 April 2019 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

Lesley
Amazing Experience

I have wanted to see this show for some years and the wait was worth it! The production was amazing from beginning to end. Very few shows have kept me so engaged throughout. It took you on the journey of a person with "aspergers" and how they related to the world around them, through words, sounds ,lighting and movement - all excellently done. If you do not like flashing lights, loud or slightly discordant music you should not go, but a must for everone else,

Reviewed on 22 April 2019 by , Loughton, United Kingdom

Emilie
Brilliant

The play was brilliant! I am really glad I saw it before it ends. I thought the creativity was remarkable, and that all the emotions were properly conveyed to the audience. One could really feel was Christopher was going through in his own world. Overall, it was a moving, and beautiful story well played by the main actor.

Reviewed on 20 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Nikki
Fabulous show

Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by , Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Shaun
Thought provoking.

A very thought provoking play tackling the subject of child autism. It was handled with humour as well as drama. Excellent.

Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by , Headley Down, Bordon. Hants, United Kingdom

Trevor
Knockout production

A compelling story of a boy with Asperger’s and the journey he goes on after discovering a murdered dog on the lawn of one of his neighbours. The staging is quite superb and brings the novel on which it is based to life in a brilliant fashion, The lead actor playing Christopher was extraordinary. Highly recommended for an entertaining night out that delivers an emotional punch.

Reviewed on 17 April 2019 by , Newbury, United Kingdom

maureen

So enjoyed it, The young guy made the show such talent, so fit and athletic amazing

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Rasanga
Absolutely amazing production.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , Harlow, United Kingdom

Charlotte
Great production of a great book

Reviewed on 12 April 2019 by , Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Neil
Very moving, a great adaptation of the book

Reviewed on 10 April 2019 by , Hove, United Kingdom

Clare
Fantastic Show

I took my teenage daughter to see this show and we both loved it. Casting was great, acting was superb and lighting was amazing. Great use of cast members as props. Would highly recommend!!!

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Katie
Such a Lovely Show!

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , Sioux Falls, United States Of America

Sandra
Creative, contemporary; worth 5 stars reviews.

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Weymouth, United Kingdom

Ruth
What a show!

I loved the book when J read it, a few years ago, so when J had the chance to buy the theatre tickets for my daughter and myself I just got them, everyone had told us what a great play this was. And the play was great and much more! Witty, funny, dmptuonal, relatable (my son is autistic and very similar to Christopher:) ), I would see it again and again, truly wonderful cast and effects, a gem!

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

Kate
Exciting, emotional and eye opening!

A fantastic show in which you learn so much about what it is like to be autistic. It is an eye opening, entertaining and a must see- particularly for those who work with children!

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Miguel
Impresive and moving

Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Steve
Powerful acting from main character.

Reviewed on 22 March 2019 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Richard
Amazing

Wonderful play. Well acted with a story to tell.

Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by , Saltcoats, United Kingdom

Steve
Well acted and very enjoyable

Reviewed on 17 March 2019 by , Gloucester, United Kingdom

jason
very creative, a must see

very surprirsed, a lot better than I thought it would be

Reviewed on 17 March 2019 by , Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Helen
Well executed.

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Amara
a creative and must see

Reviewed on 13 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

David
Creative minds think alike

Reviewed on 11 March 2019 by , Boston, United States Of America

Stephenie
Entertaining, great effects and different

The show was very well acted and the whole idea of how to make it funny and entertaining was well thought with great lighting effects. Will recommend

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by , South Croydon, United Kingdom

Sidney
Amazingly different

Reviewed on 08 March 2019 by , Purley, United Kingdom

Christina
Interesting

We enjoyed the play, we found the direction amazing, the acting was really good as well, thought we felt that the play was a bit long and we started getting a bit bored by the second section

Reviewed on 24 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Reece
Excellent!

Show was excellent!!

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Fiona
Great story, told well.

Appeared low budget, but great story which my whole family enjoyed. Well delivered.

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

Sue
Just brilliant, so energetic and enthusiastic.

Reviewed on 19 February 2019 by , Southminster, United Kingdom

Priyanka
Amazing story line

Beautiful start people who play this show.

Reviewed on 19 February 2019 by , Salisbury, United Kingdom

John
Intelligent, craeative and very well thought and arranged

Fantastic show. It rally gives the audit an understanding of the what a boy with Asperger disease goes through. The syncronization between the act and the lights and the stage is spot on. It comes down to an incredible performance. Must see

Reviewed on 16 February 2019 by , Isleworth, United Kingdom

geraldine
Amazon autism

Was brilliant. Acting was astonishing. An excellent production

Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by , Plumstead Common, United Kingdom

Werda
Eye opening and brilliantly done!

Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by , Ealing, United Kingdom

Oliver
A Great Night at the Theatre

Overall an excellent night and great performance from all involved with the show. Really great production, reasonable ticket prices and availability when I booked them.

Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by , Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom

Barbara
A super show with a good message

This was a powerful show. Well acted and it delivered a clear message and explanation about how it is overwhelming it is to be on the autistic spectrum.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by , Redruth, United Kingdom

Alison
Pure genius. Wow!

Incredibly clever production and so slick from start to finish. Can't wait to see it again. Amazing set and concepts!!

Reviewed on 06 February 2019 by , Dundrum, Ireland

Charlotte
Beautiful !!

Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by , Brussels, Belgium

Kristen
Spot on!

Well adapted from the book to the stage. Great acting, great story.

Reviewed on 23 January 2019 by , Tiburon, United States Of America

Margo
Absolutely astonishing show. Nothing else light it. Recommend to anyone.

Best show I have ever seen and I have seen many, many shows.

Reviewed on 22 January 2019 by , San Anselmo, United States Of America

Jane
Brilliant

Reviewed on 21 January 2019 by , Littlehampton, United Kingdom

Roy
Very interesting & well acted show!

Not a glamour or glitzy show by any stretch of the imagination but a well acted & thought provoking play which keeps you involved with the character's all the way to the end.

Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by , Sidmouth, United Kingdom

Athanasios
Numbers

Reviewed on 16 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Brenda
Creative and highly entertaining

A really excellent performance , so creatively done.

Reviewed on 14 January 2019 by , Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom

Andrew
Avoid matinees

There was nothing wrong with the performance or the seat. However the theatre allowed large school groups to whom they sold noisily packaged confectionery. The general level of disturbance was so distracting that I left at the interval. Very disappointing.

Reviewed on 10 January 2019 by , Belvedere, United Kingdom

tracy
Had some swearing in so adults only The life into autesum

The show was very visual how an autistic person could preserve things in there world

Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by , Horley, United Kingdom

gayle
Funny while sad

Very moving while being both funny, serious at times and showing the complexity of the human condition.

Reviewed on 07 January 2019 by , Chicago, United States Of America

Laura-Ann
Engaging right from the first line!

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Coquitlam, Canada

Louise
Wonderful acting and use of lighting

We had read the book and my 12 year old son is studying the play in his English curriculum. We really enjoyed it. The lead actor who played Christopher brought this story to life and made a sometimes overtense scene still engaging.

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , South Croydon, United Kingdom

Dave
Excellent

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Cambridge, New Zealand

Gemma
Fantastic

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

William
Well done show- struck nerves, laughter and tears.

Reviewed on 03 January 2019 by , Arvada, United States Of America

Piotr
A brilliant & thought prevokingly brave production - a triumph of modern literature on stage!

I hadn’t any idea over what to expect from this production, after all I am a general theatre goer with a simple attitude to taking my seat, if I can take a comfortable seat, follow a story, laugh a bit and cry a bit then that is my expectations of a performance fulfilled. This production did exactly that and more! Thought provoking at every level, the decision to perform the story successfully for so long on a Westend Stage is a triumph for humanity. There is no glitzy, razzamatazz, no music, no dancing just an honest and brave story of a modern family coping in society. Brilliant performances from the cast mean your attention is fully engaged. I always say you know when you see a quality script come to life when technical angles are driven invisibly. The whole stage unfolds using a technical mastery which I can totally applaud, with lighting and sound in my view creating the depth to the writing in such a way you only become more immersed in the story. A directive masterpiece! My only reservation to audiences would be that the language scripted is in an adult form and may make audience goers with younger children feel uneasy, but that aside a modern story should have an honest presentation and it definitely delivers that!

Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom

Ian
Captivating performance

Reviewed on 28 December 2018 by , Hampton Hill, United Kingdom

Susan
A solid, if quirky, drama.

Original and thought provoking.

Reviewed on 25 December 2018 by , West Vancouver, Canada

Safa
I don’t usually enjoy the theatre but this was made wonderfully

Reviewed on 23 December 2018 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Jennifer
It's Amazing!

Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by , Leipzig, Germany

Jami
A truly inside view of an autistic brain/emotions

Highly experiential, felt the pain and fears of not only the child but also the parents and their earnest struggle to bridge the gap in understanding.

Reviewed on 14 December 2018 by , Vancouver, Canada

Benedict
Ingenious portrayal of asperges as well as sensational technical performance!

Genius lighting design! Brilliant acting! Sensational narrative! A must see for all, moderately family friendly (baring some explitives and some emotional scenes). Just a genuinly brilliant show!

Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by , Swanscombe, United Kingdom

Arfanara
Creative

Good show , creative and interesting story.

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Capucine
An experience

Great play. Something different

Reviewed on 06 December 2018 by , Twickenham, United Kingdom

Solmi
acting and lighting were awesome!

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Seoul, Korea (republic Of)

Fabrizio
Engaging, entertaining, and masterfully executed

Great story and flawless performance. While smiling at the idiosyncracies of cognitive challenges, we get a really honest and accurate portrait of what it takes to make a family work under any circumstance. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 04 June 2017 by , Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia

Neil
colourful script

A brilliant frank use of life at the extreme and how colourful language adds value to the play. Does is f***.. Yes it bl**dybdoes!

Reviewed on 02 June 2017 by , Sidmouth, United Kingdom

Robyn
So great to see the novel come alive

A great show for all ages, and an absolute must for teachers to understand autism. Great production - acting and technology were particularly impressive.

Reviewed on 20 May 2017 by , Urunga, Australia

Ray
Intense, awakening, brilliant!

Reviewed on 05 May 2017 by , Crowborough, United Kingdom

Karen
thought-provoking and must-see play

Reviewed on 17 April 2017 by , Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Lili
Clever and sobering, highly recommend it!

It wasnt what we expected (funny) at all but we enjoyed it very much. It was very realistic, heavy and brilliant. It opens your eyes and heart to Christopher's condition. The staging was amaZing! Great theatre and staff too:)

Reviewed on 12 April 2017 by , Malibu, United States

Elaine

Everyone seemed very impressed but I had some reservations myself - I felt rather manipulated (cute puppy - perlease!) and sometimes uncomfortable with the humour which largely depended on the main role's autism,. It was a little 'stagey' and the story was unconvincing. Great acting by the star of the show, but not entirely sold on the show overall.

Reviewed on 05 April 2017 by , Littleborough, United Kingdom

Joyce
Effective

I enjoyed the show enormously. It was actually hot in the theater so I must confess I fell asleep in the first half. However I was with the actors every second of the second act. Having just negotiated the tube by myself for the first time, I can certainly identify with the main character.

Reviewed on 19 March 2017 by , St. Augustine, United States

Martin
Original & Well Acted

Reviewed on 02 March 2017 by , Somerford Keynes, United Kingdom

Suzanne
Catch this while you can

Amazing show even if you haven't read the book it's one of the best shows

Reviewed on 25 February 2017 by , Essington, United Kingdom

David
Serious topic presented with humour

Whilst it was a production through teamwork, the talented Christopher made the show entertaining.

Reviewed on 19 February 2017 by , Aylesbury, United Kingdom

THEODORE
A must see

Reviewed on 02 February 2017 by , Nicosia, Cyprus

Peter
Interesting

Reviewed on 30 January 2017 by , Trinity, United Kingdom

Ryan
Smart, beautifully crafted production

Reviewed on 14 January 2017 by , Barking, United Kingdom

Alan
Different

I loved the show . Go for the lower stalls seats rather than the grand circle

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by , Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

Ginette
Energy packed performance

Second time seeing this show. Even better as I was sitting close to the front and could appreciate the detail. Delighted by unexpected Q and A session after the performance

Reviewed on 05 January 2017 by , Rameldange, Luxembourg

Christopher
Creative perspective - hits all emotions!

Reviewed on 04 January 2017 by , Virginia Beach, United States

Sarah
Imaginative and innovative production of a great book!

Thoroughly enjoyed and would enthusiastically see again. The actors were superb and the production was unlike any other. A true all round accomplishment for the stage.

Reviewed on 03 January 2017 by , Bath, United Kingdom

Hannah
Amazing!

Really astounding show overall. Really enjoyed it.

Reviewed on 29 December 2016 by , Westminster, United States

Nick
New and fascinating perspective on Autistic

Reviewed on 27 December 2016 by , Los Angeles, United Kingdom

Penny
Hard to hear up in the grand circle

The show was very interesting, but the first half was a bit slow. The actors should have mics as it is hard to hear up in the upper circle, especially when the person sitting next to you coughs the whole way through it. The boy who plays the main role was excellent.

Reviewed on 23 December 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Marina
Really well done.

It was a really good show, and really well done with few props. I was impressed by how they managed to communicate it through the mind of an autistic person, in a way that was really easy to understand.

Reviewed on 20 December 2016 by , Jonkoping, Sweden

Aymeric
Very creative and interesting

Reviewed on 18 December 2016 by , Paris, France

KIAN KIAT
Amazing actors, incredible set, compelling story

Reviewed on 14 December 2016 by , Singapore, Singapore

David
Amazing acting and story telling with superb visual effects!

Reviewed on 20 November 2016 by , Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Paulo
Real Life Eye Opener/Reminder

Well acted and superbly portrayed view of a world we often tend to overlook. Incredible and original staging and a brilliantly well conveyed message. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 13 November 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Michael

I felt the very intense and very relevant story line was over-played by extravagant staging in trying to make it a west end hit.Unfortunately also, one of the leads, the teacher, had a night off with very poor diction.

Reviewed on 13 November 2016 by , Marlborough, United Kingdom

David
Enlightning

An excellent production featuring a simple but complex set. The actors really got the message across of how people with autistic tendancies feel in various situations.

Reviewed on 27 October 2016 by , Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

David
A Must See Show

A very good show, comical in parts but also with a degree of pathos throughout.

Reviewed on 26 October 2016 by , Dundee, United Kingdom

Nicholas
Intruiging

Engaging and a creative set.

Reviewed on 24 October 2016 by , Scotter, United Kingdom

yafit
Modern well staged play

Reviewed on 22 October 2016 by , Tel Aviv, Israel

Annabel
Asthetically overwhelming

Reviewed on 21 October 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Brian
Compulsory for all!

Great theatre with super performances form all- especially lead role. Compulsory for everyone to understand the challenges faced by people living with Autism / Aspergers and their families.

Reviewed on 20 October 2016 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom