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

Tuesday 18 September 2018

London West End - National Theatre - Shows

Simon Stephens' play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, returns to the West End this Christmas from 29 November 2018 to 23 February 2019, at the Piccadilly Theatre.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Piccadilly Theatre

Image: National Theatre - photo by Hugo Glendinning

The National Theatre announced today that it is to bring Simon Stephens' play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time back to the West End.

It will be at the Piccadilly Theatre from 29 November, and will run until 23 February 2019.

Tickets go on general sale from this coming Friday (21 September).

The play last ran at the Gielgud Theatre until last year.

The play is about a 15-year-old boy called Christopher Boone (who has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life) and his discovery of Mrs Shears' dead dog which has been speared with a garden fork.

The play has already been seen by over 3 million people worlwide.

It originally transferred to London's West End after a sold-out run at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in September 2012.

It is the recipient of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design - more Olivier's than any other play in the history of London's West End at that time.

A New York transfer followed, where it became the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, winning five Tony Awards along the way.

It has recently been on a UK-wide tour, and is currently being toured to schools around the country in a specially staged in-the-round, 90 minute version which runs until December.

On the show's return, Simon Stephens said ...

"I am stunned and inspired by the return of Curious Incident to the West End.

It is a story that means the world to me.

Mark Haddon's exquisite imagination twisted into shape and infused with life by Marianne Elliott and her incredible team.

After travelling the country and seeing the world, Christopher Boone is coming back home.

I'm mainly thrilled because I get to see it again".

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is directed by Marianne Elliott (whose production of Stephen Sondheim's Company is set to open at the Gielgud) and has designs by Bunny Christie - other creative credits are given below.

Casting is yet to be announced.


Christopher 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.


Author: Mark Haddon (Novel); Simon Stephens (Adaptation)
Composer: Adrian Sutton
Director: Marianne Elliott
Designer: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Movement: Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly
Video designer: Finn Ross
Production: National Theatre


Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street


From: Thursday 29 November 2018

Closes: Saturday 27 April 2019


Standard: From £18

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