The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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.
Archive :: production:T1720616438, play:S01345379482, venue:V383
Running time: 2hrs 40mins. Suitable for ages 11+
Previous details associated with this item and date of change.
- 1 Nov 12
- E:National Theatre, D:Simon Stephens, I:Marianne Elliott, S:Bunny Christie, L:Paule Constable, I:Scott Graham (movement), I:Steven Hoggett (movement - for Frantic Assembly), M:Adrian Sutton, U:Ian Dickinson, I:Kate Waters (fight), P:Luke Treadaway (Christopher Boone Tues-Sat eve), P:Johnny Gibbon (Christopher Boone on Mon eves plus Thurs & Sat mat perfs), P:Niamh Cusack (Siobhan), P:Sophie Duval (Mrs Shears), P:Nick Sidi (Roger), P:Matthew Barker (Ensemble), P:Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty (Ensemble), P:Howard Ward (Ensemble), P:Holly Aird (Judy), P:Sean Gleeson (Ed), P:Tilly Tremayne (Mrs Alexander)