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. I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not.
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. My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.Performers Joseph Ayre (Christopher Boone), Jo Castleton, Sarah Stanley, Amanda Posener, Ross Waiton, Matthew Trevannion, Gemma Knight Jones, David Nellist, Thomas Dennis, Charleen Qwaye, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman.
Book by Mark Haddon. Producer National Theatre. Adapted by Simon Stephens. Director Marianne Elliott. Design Bunny Christie. Lighting Paule Constable. Director Scott Graham (movement). Director Steven Hoggett (movement - for Frantic Assembly). Music Adrian Sutton. Sound Ian Dickinson. Director Kate Waters (fight).