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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Ended 3 Jun 2017 after 2 years
A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.
"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."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time made its highly anticipated return to the West End, moving to a new home at the Gielgud Theatre in June 2014. This critically acclaimed play is based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon about a 15-year-old maths genius with Asperger's Syndrome, and the amazing journey he sets out on in order to solve the mysterious death of his neighbour's dog.
This cleverly staged production has been hailed for its beautiful portrayal of life lived by children like Christopher and their unique perspective on the world. It will make you think, laugh and, most of all, look at the world around you in a whole new way.
Young Christopher Boone lives in a world where ordinary social interactions can be overwhelming but complex mathematics and patterns naturally jump out at him - a combination which is very well suited to being a solitary detective. His father has banned him from undertaking anymore cases, however when he comes across an unmissable mystery at exactly seven minutes past midnight Christopher is unable to resist solving the crime.
Part of the play's immense success stems from its ingenious set and lighting design, both of which it won Oliviers for. The production has been said to create "a theatrical world that somehow feels more lifelike than life itself" thanks to its visionary creative team. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time scooped up seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play, and is winging its way to the USA with a Broadway production, which took home five Tony Awards.
Mark Haddon won over 17 international literary awards for his 2003 novel!
Opening night: 24 June 2014
Closing night: 3 June 2017
Suitable for audiences aged 13 and upwards
Two hours and 40 minutes including one interval
2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
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