Venue: Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Address: Fulton Rd, Wembley, London, HA9 8TS
Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, the story is about a boy from 15 years old, Christopher, discovering his neighbour Mrs. Shears’s dog is dead and he was pierced with a garden fork, exactly 7 minutes past midnight.
However, when Christopher is found standing on the dog’s body, he is suspected. Christopher knows it wasn’t him and his mission is to solve the case. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but struggles with daily life. His father doesn’t want him to carry out his work investigative, Christopher must undertake this frightening undertaking alone, despite never having reached the end of his street on his own alone.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published as a Mark Haddon novel in 2003. The novel received praise, having been translated into 035 different languages and has sold over 5.5 million copies worldwide.
The book has won over 17 literary awards, including the UK’s Whitbread Book of the Year Award. The novel was adapted into a play by Simon Stephens and premiered at the National Theatre in London in 2012. It was later transferred to the West End Apollo Theatre in 2003.