Piccadilly Theatre

16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY GB

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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4.7/5
based on 395 reviews

Piccadilly Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 27 April 2019

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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Age restrictions

Recommended Age: 11+. Under 5's and babies in arms will not be admitted.


Booking until:
Saturday, 27 April 2019

Running time:
2 hours 30 minutes

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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Recommended for:

Anyone
66%
Families
70%
Teenagers
87%
Couples
87%
Theatregoers
95%

based on 395 reviews

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!


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Creative

Good show , creative and interesting story.


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An experience

Great play. Something different


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acting and lighting were awesome!

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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.


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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!


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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.


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Intense, awakening, brilliant!

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thought-provoking and must-see play

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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:)


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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.


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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.


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Original & Well Acted

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Catch this while you can

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


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Serious topic presented with humour

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


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A must see

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Interesting

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Smart, beautifully crafted production

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Different

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


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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


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Creative perspective - hits all emotions!

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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.


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Amazing!

Really astounding show overall. Really enjoyed it.


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New and fascinating perspective on Autistic

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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.


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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.


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Very creative and interesting

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Amazing actors, incredible set, compelling story

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Amazing acting and story telling with superb visual effects!

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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.


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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.


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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.


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A Must See Show

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


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Intruiging

Engaging and a creative set.


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Modern well staged play

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Asthetically overwhelming

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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.


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amazing

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Thought provoking

It was very true to autistic people and demonstrated how difficult it can be to understand and manage such people, but also how difficult life can be for those who suffer from autism


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Excellent night out!

I really couldn't imagine how the play would measure up to the book which was excellent. I was not disappointed. It captured the mood and message of the book to perfection. Not to be missed!


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Interesting but quite deep subjects for a theather night

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Creative,exciting clever

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Thoroughly engaging, brilliantly acted.

I would recommend this play to everyone. Brilliant acting, Story , coreography, stage design. Thought provoking, funny , sad and poignant.


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Creative and thought-provoking ...

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Original, funny and intense!

Great play with such original direction, props, decor really impressed and utterly entertained!


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Thought provoking & intense

An intriguing dynamic of family, sadness, laughter and a random story not knowing where it will go. The main actor was incredible.


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Incredible

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Brilliant

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Powerful, moving story

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Breath-taking

Completely perfect.


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Unusual Play

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A wonderful story, beautifully set and acted

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Better than the book, thought provoking.

Excellent play, well acted, good special effects. The portrayal of the sense of panic/fear when Christopher was on the tube was brilliant. Bad language, but in context.


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Curious incident of the boy

Theatre to hot and uncomfortable . We have to leave half way .


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Superb acting & production; real theatre.

We thought the subject might be distressing but were completely captivated by the story, which was brilliantly acted. The production is really excellent, the set appears simple but is technically complex and very clever. There are sometimes flashing lights on stage but I covered my eyes during these & had no problems. This is London theatre at its best and should not be missed.


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Very enjoyable show

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A superb and thought provoking show.

We loved this show. The age range of our group was 19 to 71 and we all thought it was excellent. The special effects are outstanding and we were very pleased to receive an upgrade from the Grand circle to the stalls. Lovely, friendly theatre too! We would recommend this show really highly.


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Creative

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Creative a must see

Highly original, lead actor a tour de force, clever production, compelling viewing.


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Great

I'd recommend Age 14 or over


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Thought provoking!!

Clever production with wonderfully inventive and effective use of a technical set. Good, thought provoking story of a young intelligent boy with Aspergers Syndrome. Up there with the best of the non musical productions in Town


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great insight into autism...made 2 generations laugh and cry!

really entertaining and thought provoking, something for everyone over {approx.) 14 years old


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Brilliant. Profound. So well done.

Cleverly constructed adaption that keeps all the power of the book.


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Best show I have seen in many years. Great story, staging, technicals, acting.


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a must see

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Lost in translation

Excellent show


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Great set design

Unique and wonderful set design. Sometimes hard to watch.


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Immersive and Intelligent

I greatly enjoyed this show. It was a very unusual story, and took awhile to really understand the main character. But once you had a handle on it, the way it portrayed autism symptoms was amazing, with sounds getting louder and crazier, and feeling overwhelmed at times just like the lead character. Great show! Go see it. Its funny and endearing, but also a learning experience.


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An excellent adaptation of the book

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Creative and thoroughly recommended

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Fantastic acting

Worth seeing definately. Better if you have read the book


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Fab


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Thought provoking

Provided food for thought in seeing the world through Christopher's eyes. And how challenging coping in the world day to day is.


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A great visual and audio presentation of what it must be like for a teenager with aspergers. An eye opener that all ages should see to appreciate the challenges for those with behavioural or learning difficulties.

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Must see

Fantastic acting,superb set. I have an autistic grandson, and the reality of this production is amazing, giving such a clear picture of what life can be like for children with Autism. This should be a must see for all Teachers in schools where they have integrated special needs children.


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This was fantastic! I had read the book previously, but you don't have to have to, you can still understand everything that is happening. The performances were amazing, and the way that it was put together flowed brilliantly. Stay all the way through, you don't want to miss anything.


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Everything Theatre Should Be!

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Dissapointing

Basically the story was poorly portrayed on the stage, I felt it was over acted especially when portraying someone with aspergers. It didn't help that the fifteen year old was played by an adult.


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Exceptianaly well played and creative very minimalistic but very creative and modern!

Very modern and creative with the lightings and staging! Beautifully played especially "Christophet" Costumes could be better and tidier ! I would certainly tell families to go and. See it (over 12years) because of the language


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The best play I have seen in a very very long time!!

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interesting story

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Moving piece of theatre Wow !!!!!

A must for anyone who has an interest in Autismn.... Powerful amazing acting and true to life story gripped from beginning to end.


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More a drama than and adventure

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Brilliant. It's not about what you think it is.

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Very entertaining

My daughter read the book and she suggested we see it on stage. She loved it and so did the rest of the family.


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Powerful play

The story allows us a good glimpse into life of a teenager who is on the autism spectrum. The acting was superb.


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Amazing experience. Absolutely worth it!

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a must see

Original, a good interpretation of the novel. Set was fabulous, acting great.


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Just wonderful

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Bloody loved it!

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Clever interpretation

Energetic, imaginative production. Occasional loud discordant music & quite a bit of swearing means perhaps not suitable for everyone, but powerful acting & a great set made for absorbing theatre.


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Clever and thoughtful show

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Was told to that i had to see this show when i was next in London, im from Australia

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A must see

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Innovative, imaginative staging of the book

A compelling, very human drama.


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Startlingly good

I had seen the show before and loved it, and when I heard that it was one of the set books for my nephew's GCSE English, I booked again and invited my sister and him. My sister was very excited by the staging and the whole production, and my nephew enjoyed seeing how the book translated into the show. His only criticism was that Pythagoras' theorem seemed a bit easy for A level Maths!


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fantastic, visually stimulating

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Amazing

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So Very Clever

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Unexpected surprise

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