The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Following two sold-out visits to the Grand Opera House, the National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will return to Belfast in February 2021.

Having first been superbly adapted for the stage from Mark Haddon’s international best-selling novel in 2012, this story of one extraordinary young man finding his way in the world has found a special place in the hearts of theatregoers the world over.

The recipient of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards® (including Best Play), this beautiful and imaginative piece of theatre is one of the most popular shows to have visited the Grand Opera House in recent years, with 16,000 tickets sold for the performances in 2015 and 2017.

Hailed as ‘extraordinary,’ ‘dazzling’ and ‘unmissable’ by Time Magazine and featuring stunning visual effects, a transportive soundscape and a bold and immersive staging, the global phenomenon that is The Curious Incident of the Dog Night-Time has been seen by more than five million people worldwide, including two UK tours, two West End runs, a Broadway transfer, tours to the Netherlands, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Australia and 30 cities across the USA.

The play tells the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone. Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is 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 distrusts strangers. He is also suspected of killing Wellington, a neighbour’s dog, with a garden fork. Determined to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington, Christopher’s detective work takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Adapted by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse, Company).


Fans of the novel will be delighted, newcomers will be amazed
Belfast Telegraph

The leap of taking the story from the page to the stage was an enormous undertaking but has resulted in what is undoubtedly one of the most mesmerising, original, and thought provoking pieces of theatre that has ever been created
Ulster Star

A beautiful and dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life
Evening Standard

Astonishing and Unmissable
Sunday Express

A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle
The Times

A beautiful, ingenious and deeply-felt production
Daily Telegraph

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