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A very curious incident


The National Theatre’s award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time visits Hull New Theatre from Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 January.

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards including ‘Best New Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott.

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while 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.

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published in 2003 and is available from Waterstones on Jameson Street, other bookshops and Hull Central Library.

This thrilling new production has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.’ We urge you to book your tickets while you still have the chance.

Image: The original West End cast, taken by Brinkoff and Mogenburg.

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