Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is now on its first North American tour. Two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this "dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable" (Time Out New York) adaptation by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens that brings Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Called “one of the most fully immersive shows ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a record-breaking theatrical phenomenon that simply must not be missed.
One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway. Be prepared to have all your emotional and sensory buttons pushed, including a few you may have not known existed. It’s a production that retunes the way you see and hear." Read the Full Review
Curious Incident is a cause for rejoicing. All the technical elements are world-class and the cast is excellent." Read the Full Review
The National Theater Production of Curious Incident is spectacular. Under Marianne Elliott’s imaginative direction, a brilliant design team allows us to inhabit the boy’s consciousness on a journey that ends with his discovery of the power of his own mind. This is a coming of age story, so it’s hardly a spoiler to say that, after tumbling all the way down to the bottom of the rabbit hole, Christopher makes it back alive — and triumphant." Read the Full Review
One second, a clever bit of stage business leaves you exhilarated.
The next, you’re tearing up. Indeed, what makes the production truly
memorable is how well it balances formal brilliance and emotion.
This is the whole package, a rare case of family entertainment
that speaks to the heart and brain."
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Director Marianne Elliott stages a swirling, beautifully kaleidoscopic series of scenes, contrasting with the background of a giant, black-and-white grid representing the complete order that Christopher needs. The way Christopher’s teenage adventures are burnished by this dazzling production leaves the audience feeling inspired and hopeful." Read the Full Review
Curious Incident makes us want to reconsider the world around us,
without missing a single one of its infinite details. This singular theater
piece commands enormous admiration for the thought that has gone
into its every word, gesture and technical effect. A complex reflection
on truth, on the ways in which we look at the world and on the
magic of theatrical storytelling."
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of Mark Haddon’s novel. Director Marianne Elliott proves a master at orchestrating visceral and wildly energetic scenes as well as poignant hushed moments in this compelling blend of mystery and self-discovery. Curious Incident glows!" Read The Full Review
the National Theatre production that has finally found its way to Broadway. The greatest accomplishment in this superbly directed production is its uncanny ability to make us experience Christopher’s emotional challenges from the inside out, both audibly and visually. The production design is electric, intricate, icy and certainly unprecedented." Read The Full Review
Curious Incident does all three. This is exhilarating, dynamic theatre which triumphantly expands the boundaries of theatricality. Playwright Simon Stephens and director Marianne Elliott have taken Mark Haddon’s novel and exploded it onto the stage. They take us inside Christopher’s mind and allow us to share his triumphs." Read The Full Review
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