Since opening at the National Theatre in 2013, the stage production of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has gone on to win seven Olivier Awards in the West End and five Tony Awards on Broadway, including Best Play. The story is told by a 15 year old boy who finds other people frightening and confusing and it has helped transform our understanding of a neurological condition that affects one in a hundred children.
Imagine meets those involved in the play from early rehearsals and research to stage performances in both London and New York. This is interwoven with moving testimony from other children and families on the challenges they face as they live with autism. My Curious Documentary is part of the BBC Theatre season and will be shown on BBC One on 10 November at 10.35pm. The director of the documentary is Adam Low, the editor is Joanna Crickmay, executive producers are David Sabel and Chris Harper and the producer is Martin Rosenbaum.
The stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is running at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End and completes a tour of the UK and Ireland next week at the Lowry in Salford. The play is also running on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre in New York.
Curious Incident is adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book. The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.