The Curious Incident of the Dog in theNight-Time Abridged for Schools

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With a running time of just 90 minutes, it is suitable for performance in non-theatre spaces with minimal technical requirements. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon s best-selling novel to life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens.

This brand-new edition of the play has been abridged specifically with schools in mind, and was published following a 12-week tour of 60 secondary schools in the UK. The play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is 15 years old. He stands besides Mrs Shears dead dog, Wellington, who 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 killed Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths while 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 his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

PublisherSamuel French Ltd.
CategoryFull Length Play
ThemeDrama - ASD
AuthorSimon Stephens and Mark Haddon
Music Byn/a
Duration90 Min
Adapted Byn/a
Based Onn/a
No Of Acts2
Performed ByTeens
Royalty PlaySamuel French Ltd.
Sale Price$35.00 (excl. GST and postage)
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