Fifteen year old Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the next-door neighbor’s dog with a garden fork and Christopher is a suspect.
Play title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author (s): Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
Publisher: Jonathan Cape (UK), Doubleday (USA), and Anchor Canada (Canada)
Publication Date: 2003
Primary Discipline: Mathematics
Secondary Discipline: Physics
Scientist (s): Fictional
Source Texts: The novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon
Character Breakdown: 8 men, 7 women
Christopher Boone, Siobhan, Ed, Judy
Mrs. Alexander/Posh Woman/Voice Six
Mrs. Shears/Mrs. Gascoyne/Voice One/Woman on Train/Woman on Heath/Shopkeeper
Roger (Mr. Shears)/Duty Sergeant/Voice Two/Mrs. Wise/Man behind Counter/Drunk One
Police One/Mr. Tompson/Voice Three/Drunk Two/Man with Socks/Man on Phone/London Transport
Number 40/Voice Five/Lady in Street/Information/Punk Girl
Reverend Peters/Rhodri/Uncle Terry/Voice/Station Policeman/Station Guard
Setting: Various (England)
Time Period: Present day
Synopsis of Play: Fifteen-year-old Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the next-door neighbor’s dog with a garden fork and Christopher is a suspect. Determined to discover who killed Wellington and going against his father’s wishes, Christopher begins an investigation into the dog’s murder, asking questions, and recording his fundings in a book. Though he has never previously ventured alone beyond the end of his street, Christopher’s detective work ends up taking him on a frightening journey that tears apart his once-familiar world.
First Performance Date: June 24th, 2012.
First Producer: Royal National Theatre Cottesloe Stage
Performance History: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens. The original production premiered at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre, 2 August 2012 and transferred to the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, on 1 March 2013. Directed by Marianne Elliott. Designed by Bunny Christie. Lighting Design by Paule Constable. Video Design by Finn Ross. Movement Direction by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly. Music by Adrian Sutton. Sound Design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. Associate Director was Nadia Fall. Fight Director was Kate Waters. Resident Director was Katy Rudd.
WINNER – 2015 5 Tony Awards including Best Play
WINNER – 2015 6 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play
WINNER – 2015 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play
WINNER – 2015 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Broadway Play
Entered by: Denise Gillman / Brooke Sanders