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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Piccadilly Theatre

based on the novel by Mark Haddon
adapted by Simon Stephens

29 November 2018 to 27 April 2019
Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins including interval

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Piccadilly Theatre

Following an acclaimed UK and International tour, the smash-hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London for a strictly limited season.

Christopher has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while 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 his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.


Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY

Please note: This production contains strobe lighting, smoke effects, high intensity video & light effects, and loud sound effects.

Suitable for 11yrs+
There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show.
Please contact the box office should you wish to have more information.


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Group Bookings

Discounts are available for Educational and Adult Groups of 10+ and can be booked via National Theatre Productions. Call: 020 7452 3010 (option 1), or email:

Access performances

Access Bookings

Customers need to be registered with the ATG Access scheme to book Access tickets and performances.
This can be done by calling is 0800 912 6971 or by emailing, alternatively, you can also download the ATG Access Membership form from their Access scheme page and post it in.

Once registered you can book by one of the following ways:
Phone: via the Access Booking Line; 0800 912 6971
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Open 9am-10pm Monday-Saturday and 10am – 8pm on Sundays. This may vary on Bank Holidays

Talks and Events

Making Props for Curious Incident... Thu 11 April, 5.30pm, National Theatre: Cottesloe Room
Designing Curious Incident... with Bunny Christie Tue 16 April, 5.30pm, Piccadilly Theatre

Schools Programme

Find out more about our workshop programme for Secondary Schools here

Listen to Adrian Sutton's soundtrack for the production at

5 star rating

A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life

Evening Standard
5 star rating

Astonishing and unmissable

Sunday Express

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | 2018 Trailer

The smash-hit National Theatre production returns to the West End, at the Piccadilly Theatre, from 29 November.

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