The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's 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 the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is 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 Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.
Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.
This edition contains some strong language and may not be suitable for all school curricula. Other editions are available.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: The Play
Mark Haddon,Simon Stephens
Limited preview - 2013
451c Chapter Road Alexander Oh back to Swindon bloody dog Bush Theatre called Christ Christopher Boone Christopher Father Christopher finds Christopher I don’t Christopher I know Christopher I think Christopher I want Christopher I’m going Christopher screams Christopher stands Christopher Yes Christopher’s book Doors open Duty Sergeant fuck garden fork Gascoyne going to Willesden groaning hurt Judy Christopher killed Wellington know who killed Lady in Street leaves letter live London NW25NG London Policeman Lyric Hammersmith Mark Haddon Maths A level mean Mother National Theatre Number 40 OK Christopher people’s business pet rat play Punk Girl Reverend Peters Rhodri Royal Court Theatre Royal Exchange Theatre Shears shirt box shit Simon Stephens Siobhan Christopher Socks someone sorry Christopher stars Station Policeman Swiss Army knife talk tell There’s things Thompson ticket toilet told Train coming Train going Train stopped Una Stubbs Voice Five Voice Four What’s Willesden Junction