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"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."
The seven-time Olivier and five-time Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to tour the country for the third time! Wowing audiences since 2013, the hit play is based on the award-winning book by Mark Haddon, telling the story of a 15-year-old maths genius with Asperger's Syndrome, and the amazing journey he sets out on in order to solve the mysterious death of his neighbour's dog.
This cleverly staged production has been hailed for its beautiful portrayal of life lived by children like Christopher and their unique perspective on the world. It will make you think, laugh and, most of all, look at the world around you in a whole new way.
Young Christopher Boone lives in a world where ordinary social interactions can be overwhelming but complex mathematics and patterns naturally jump out at him - a combination which is very well suited to being a solitary detective. His father has banned him from undertaking any more cases, however, when he comes across an unmissable mystery at exactly seven minutes past midnight Christopher is unable to resist solving the crime.
Mark Haddon won over 17 international literary awards for his 2003 novel!
Opening night: 19 January 2021
Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards
Two hours and 40 minutes including one interval
Images are taken from a previous tour of this production and will be updated as soon as casting is announced.
Directed by Marianne Elliott
Designed by Bunny Christie
Lighting Designed by Paule Constable
Video Designed by Finn Ross
Movement Direction by Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly
Sound Designed by Ian Dickinson
Music by Adrian Sutton
Fight Direction by Kate Waters
Best Actor - Luke Treadaway
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nicola Walker
Mastercard Best New Play
Best Director - Marianne Elliott
White Light Award for Best Lighting Design - Paule Constable
Best Sound Design - Ian Dickinson and Adrian Sutton
XL Video Award for Best Set Design - Bunny Christie & Finn Ross
The 2014 Broadway transfer won the following Tony Awards in 2015
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Alex Sharp)
Best Direction of a Play (Marianne Elliott)
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
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