Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptional at mathematics but 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. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight and Christopher stands beside his neighbor's dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher uses his love of Sherlock Holmes and his own astute deductive abilities to solve the mystery in this thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Simon Stevens's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, is the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.