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Gielgud Theatre

Gielgud Theatre
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue

( 3 minutes from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station) Head west on Coventry street and continue for 69 feet ( towards Shaftesbury Avenue). Turn right onto Shaftesbury Avenue and continue for 0.1 miles, the theatre will be on your left hand side.

Piccadilly Circus station is 2 minute walk (203 metres)



Show notes

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Booking from: 25 Oct 2016

Booking until: 22 Apr 2017

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The Show
Based on Mark Haddon's award winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is a magical and moving production. It depicts the story of Christopher a self-described "mathematician with some behavioural difficulties" who discovers Mrs Shears' dead dog. The dog has been speared with a garden fork. This turn of events takes place at seven minutes past midnight and Christopher is quick to come under suspicion. Christopher sets out to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington and conducts his investigation by recording each fact in the murder mystery novel which he is writing. Christopher is a young boy with an extraordinary brain but is limited by his fears and difficulty interpreting everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of the road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But now his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his whole world upside down.

Prepare to see the world through a different set of eyes as you follow Christopher in his attempts to overcome different obstacles in a bid to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington. His journey will captivate both your heart and mind as shocking secrets and discoveries are uncovered along the way. The production is based on the award winning novel written by Mark Haddon and is brought to life in the stage adaptation by Simon Stephens and director Marianne Elliott. The show premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London on the 2nd August 2012 and has been broadcast to cinemas worldwide. Since 2014 the production has been held at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End.The show premiered in Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on the 5th October 2014. This show has even been adapted and translated into Spanish, being performed at the Teatro de los Insurgentes in Mexico City in June 2014.

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Awards and what the critics say
This imaginative and original stage adaptation of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' has wowed both audiences and critics. The West End production alone picked up seven Laurence Olivier Awards in 2013 including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Set design. This matched Matilda the Musicals record win in 2012. The Broadway production has also been an astounding success achieving five Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, a Drama League Award and five Outer Critics Circle Awards.'Magical and moving'- Daily Mail
'Astonishing and unmissable'- Sunday Express
'An ingenious adaptation'- Evening Standard

Interesting Facts
The idea for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time came from an image of a dead poodle with a gardening tool sticking out of it that randomly popped into Mark Haddon's mind. He found it darkly humorous, so he began writing a story about it.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time audience reviews

Exceptional, 95%Score from 51 reviews

"Great story well presented one of the best shows we have seen"28/7/2016


"We were enthralled throughout. Amazing use of stage too."

"very educational"21/6/2016


"Very good show done very well. Definitely a matter of taste though, as my husband was not a great fan."


"Amazing show, fantastic performance by a superb ensemble cast. Technically brilliant and included some breathtaking physical theatre. Can you tell I enjoyed it?🙂"

"Brilliant acting and stage production."27/3/2016


"Excellent production!"28/2/2016

"This show has everything from it being tense, emotionally envigeratikn, passionate and funny! The acting is superb and really draws you in t each of the characters well worth the break"

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Gielgud Theatre
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue

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