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Fifteen-year-old math whiz Christopher Boone lives with his divorced dad in Swinton, a working-class town west of London. After being falsely accused of killing a neighbor’s dog, Christopher—who is brilliant but has difficulty dealing with the sounds and stresses of everyday life—decides to investigate the crime. The secrets he unearths prompt him to leave his trusted teacher and the familiar streets of his hometown for a life-changing train trip to London. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling and heartwarming adventure story featuring an unforgettable young hero.
Eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable.Review by Richard Zoglin from Time Magazine
One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway.Review by Ben Brantley from New York Times
What Is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Like?
Get ready for a uniquely exciting theatrical experience! Staged in a box-like set, the play uses projections, music, sound effects and choreography to illuminate Christopher’s whirling thoughts. Tony-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse) presents a series of fast-paced scenes in which Christopher’s point of view is reflected through interaction with his parents and teacher, plus various neighbors and authority figures portrayed by an ensemble cast. You’ll be dazzled by your journey into Christopher’s world—including a surprise post-curtain call scene that’s not to be missed.
Is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Good for Kids?
Very young children won’t be able to follow the story and may be upset by the death of the title canine. For tweens and teens, however, The Curious Incident is an ideal first Broadway play featuring an endearing lead character they’ll identify with and root for. See it with your family!