Published: 01/07/2014 09:16 - Updated: 01/07/2014 12:28

City audience to help solve a curious incident

An atmospheric moment from the multi-award winning West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which will be staged for a week at His Majesty's Theatre next summer.


THE National Theatre's multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will play to a North-east audience at His Majesty's Theatre next summer as part of a major tour of the UK and Ireland.

The Simon Stephens adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel of the same name won seven 2013 Olivier Awards including the best new play, best director, best lighting design and best sound design categories.

The production, which also won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre, has already been seen by over 200,000 people during the course of its recent West End run.

The play will be staged at His Majesty's Theatre for a week from Monday, August 31, 2015 with the touring production's cast still to be confirmed.

"This is a beautiful and ingenious show, based on an award-winning novel and we're delighted that it is coming to Aberdeen," said Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and creative projects Ben Torrie.

"HMT is one of the most respected theatres in the country and it is our privilege to bring work of such a high calibre."

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is directed by Marianne Elliott, who co-directed the National Theatre's record-breaking production of War Horse which is currently in its sixth year in the West End.

In the play, 15 year-old Christopher stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.

Possessed of an extraordinary brain and exceptional at maths, Christopher is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life, having 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 turns his world on its head.

Tickets for next summer's run are on sale now online at, by phone on 01224 641122 and at the Aberdeen Box Office outlets at the Music Hall and His Majesty's Theatre.

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