National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens
Broadcast live to cinemas around the world on 6 September and varying dates internationally.
Mark Haddon's celebrated, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time.
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.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths but 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 his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not.
Mark Haddon's novel was Whitbread Book of the Year in 2003, and has now sold over 2 million copies around the world. Marianne Elliott co-directed the globally successful stage production of War Horse for the National, for which she won a Tony Award in 2011. Simon Stephens, twice Best Foreign Playwright of the Year, is the author of many original plays and adaptations, including Harper Regan and On the Shore of the Wide World, both directed by Marianne Elliott at the National Theatre.
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