Plays by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Fifteen year-old Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the next-door neighbour’s dog with a garden fork and Christopher is a suspect. Determined to discover who killed Wellington and going against his father’s wishes, Christopher begins an investigation into the dog’s murder, asking questions, and recording his findings in a book. Though he has never previously ventured alone beyond the end of his street, Christopher’s detective work ends up taking him on a frightening journey that tears apart his once-familiar world.

Simon Stephens’s adaptation of Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous story.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally produced in the Cottesloe at the National Theatre, London, on 24 July 2012. Phenomenally successful, it transferred to the West End, garnering great commercial success and critical acclaim, including a record-equalling seven Olivier awards.

Picture of Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon's work as an author includes A Spot of Bother, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Real Porky Philips, Agent Z and Titch Johnson - Almost World Champion. His work for television includes Coming Down the Mountain, Fungus the Bogeyman and Microsoap. Polar Bears (2010) was Mark Haddon's first work for the theatre. He has previously received a Special Screenwriter's Award for Contribution to Children's Television from BAFTA.