Whodunnit in a curious tale at the Mayflower?

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The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will come to Mayflower Theatre Southampton next year as part of a national tour.

This intriguing tale centres around Christopher, a 15-year-old boy who has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road. One night at seven minutes after midnight Christopher discovers his neighbour Mrs Shears’s dog dead on the lawn – it has been speared with a garden fork.

Christopher finds himself under suspicion for the crime and sets out to record each fact of the case in a book he is writing to solve the mystery. The young detective has an extraordinary brain and and exceptional talent for maths but is unfortunately ill-equipped to understand everyday life.

Despite his distrust of strangers and detest of physical contact Christopher’s detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.

Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, received seven Olivier Awards last year, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.

Tickets for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Monday June 22 – Saturday July 4, 2015) priced £16.50–£35 are on sale now from the Mayflower Theatre. Call 02380 711811 or visit mayflower.org.uk.

n To watch the trailer for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time visit portsmouth.co.uk/video.