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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Full Length Play, Drama

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon, Simon Stephens

Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 7f

ISBN: 9781408185216

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.

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Full Length Play


More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary


Animal spot, Special Effects, Multimedia

Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)


High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


Tony, Olivier, From Broadway, From West End

WINNER - 2015 5 Tony Awards including Best Play
WINNER - 2015 6 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play
WINNER - 2015 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play
WINNER - 2015 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Broadway Play

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's 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. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is 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 Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.

Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.


"This is the whole package, a rare case of family entertainment that speaks to the heart and brain" - The New York Post, Read More

"Be prepared to have all your emotional and sensory buttons pushed, including a few you may have not known existed." -The New York Times, Read More

"This is exhilarating, dynamic theatre which triumphantly expands the boundaries of theatricality." -The Huffington Post, Read More

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time premiered at the Royal National Theatre on August 2nd, 2012 under the direction of Marianne Elliott. On Ocotober 5th, 2014 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened on Broadway with Mariannae Elliott returning as the production's director.



8m, 7f


Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)


Simon Stephens

Simon Stephens is an award-winning playwright. His early work at the Royal Court includes BLUEBIRD (1998); HERONS (2001), COUNTRY MUSIC (2004) and MOTORTOWN (2006). In 2008 his play HARPER REGAN opened at the National Theatre, and SEA WALL, starring Andrew Scott, played at the Bush. Simon then had success with his plays PORNOGRAPHY (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hanover, 2007 and Edinburgh Festival ... view full profile

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