The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find the answers to questions about the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Who wrote The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time?

Mark Haddon wrote the mystery novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2003. The novel won over seventeen literary awards world-wide, including the distinguished Whitbread Book of the Year Award the following year. His book has sold over 5.5 million copies around the globe.

Simon Stephens later adapted the novel for the stage, which premiered at the National Theatre in the summer of 2012.

Has The Curious Incident play won awards?

Yes. The theatre adaptation won five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play, and seven Olivier Awards in 2013. This fantastic production was seen by over three million people around the globe.

Where is The Curious Incident set?

The story is set in Swindon, Wiltshire, in South West England.

When does The Curious Incident take place?

The plot takes place in 1998.

What is Curious Incident about?

It is precisely seven minutes past midnight. Christopher, a fifteen-year-old from Swindon, is standing beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, who was killed with a garden fork. Mr Shears’ calls the police, and Christopher implicated. Despite this, Christopher documents the facts in his book to solve Wellington the dog’s mysterious death.

Christopher has an amazing brain. Implied to be on the autism spectrum, he is outstanding at maths but poorly equipped to navigate everyday life. He’s lived a sheltered life, having never been beyond the end of his street alone. He hates being touched and distrusts strangers. However, Christopher’s detective work takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside down.

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Is The Curious Incident a musical?

No, The Curious Incident is a play and a novel.

Who is The Curious Incident for?

The Curious Incident play is suitable for audiences over eleven years. There is occasionally strong language, like in the novel. This language appears primarily at the beginning of the performance then infrequently at later points during the show.

Is The Curious Incident on tour?

Yes! 2020 is the year of The Curious Incident UK tour!

What are the UK tour dates for The Curious Incident?

  • The Lowry, Salford
    18th September – 3rd October 2020
  • Sunderland Empire
    6th – 10th October 2020
  • Bristol Hippodrome
    13th – 17th October 2020
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
    20th – 24th October 2020
  • Theatre Royal, Plymouth
    3rd – 7th November 2020
  • Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London
    18th November 2020 – 10th January 2021
  • Mayflower, Southampton
    19th – 23rd January 2021
  • Liverpool Empire
    26th – 30th January 2021
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    2nd – 6th February 2021
  • Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
    9th – 13th February 2021
  • Grand Opera House, Belfast
    16th – 20th February 2021
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham
    23rd – 27th February 2021
  • New Theatre, Oxford
    9th – 13th March 2021

Who is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time cast?

The full cast for the production has yet to be announced.

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