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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Simon Stephens


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’s 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 and is exceptional at maths, but he is 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 Christopher’s detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.


Simon Stephens’s adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.

Samuel French

Simon Stephens


Born in 1971 in the United Kingdom. Graduated from the University of York. He is an increasingly significant voice in English theatre today. His plays are often explorations of the human condition of family life. Though his writing is often brutal, it has an optimism and authenticity that sets him apart from authors of the In-yer-face generation. Until 2005, Simon Stephens worked in the literary department of the Royal Court Theatre. His play Pornography was acclaimed at the 2008 premiere at the Edinburgh Festival. His plays include: Bluebird (1998), On the Shore of the Wide World (2005), Motortown (2006), Harper Regan (2007) or Punk Rock (2009). In 2009, Ana Nave staged Harper Regan at Sala Estúdio at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.

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