Mark Haddon’s debut publication, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,’ has become one of the most celebrated mystery novels since its release in 2003, winning multiple awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book. This March, it is coming to life on the Apollo Theatre stage.
The story is that of a fifteen year old boy called Christopher who is stood beside Mr Shear’s dead dog. The dog appears to have been speared by a garden fork. The time is seven minutes past midnight and Christopher is under suspicion.
Christopher Boone is a bright teenager, whose symptoms and behaviour suggest a mild form of autism. However, his extraordinary brain and exceptional maths skill will equip him to solve and interpret the mystery of who killed Mr Wellington. Christopher has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, hates being touched and distrusts all strangers. Yet with his detective work, his investigation unravels the unexpected discovery of his family’s real history, something that his father was determined to keep concealed.
To date, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime has been published in more than 35 countries and is an international bestseller. In the UK, it has sold more than 2.6 million copies, making it the 3rd best-selling book of the past decade.
Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Mark Haddon’s novel for the stage and Marianne Elliot, who has worked with the National Theatre since 2005, will be directing the production.
This engaging and highly acclaimed production will run from the 1st March to 31st August at the historic Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
After shadowing Christopher through his strange and mysterious journey, why not enjoy a wonderful night in one of our exclusive suites? They’re the perfect way to end a wonderful day!
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