One of the West End and Broadway’s biggest hits of the last decade, The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Manchester for the second time, this Autumn.
With a whole load of Olivier and Tony Awards under its belt, Curious Incident has been seen by more than five million people worldwide, including two UK tours, two West End runs, a Broadway transfer and tours throughout the world.
An adaptation of Mark Haddon’s award winning novel of the same name, the play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, a fifteen year old boy with Autism who discovers his neighbour’s dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork.
Under suspicion himself, he goes on the run whilst trying to solve the crime before the police catch up with him. His extraordinary brain and exceptional maths skills equip him well for detective work, but not for coping with everyday life and being alone on the run. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
This is a powerful and moving production, full of emotion, hilarity and bad language (which is perfectly in context that it makes you feel it is okay to see with children old enough to cope with the occasional swear word).
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be on at The Lowry from 18 September to 03 October 2020.