THE National Theatres multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott is stopping at the Bristol Hippodrome in June.

Curious Incident began this second major tour of the UK and Ireland at The Lowry in Salford in January 2017, where it began and finished its first phenomenally successful tour which was seen by almost 400,000 people nationwide.

National Theatre producer Kash Bennett said: ‘We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic reception from audiences around the UK and Ireland when we toured The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2014-15, and are delighted to take this beautiful and inventive show to new venues and make a return visits to others next year.’

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time received seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design and five Tony Awards on Broadway including Best Play.

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.

Director Marianne Elliott also co-directed the National Theatre’s record-breaking production of War Horse which will be touring from September 2017.

The show tells the story of Christopher Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which 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 murdered 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 distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

This show will be stopping at the Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday June 13 to Saturday June 17. For more information visit

The South Wales Argus has teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer one pair of tickets to two lucky winners to the show on June 13. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question: Who has directed The National Theatres production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

Send your answer, name, address and contact details on a postcard to Dog in the Night Time Competition, Samantha Newman, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN or you can enter by text. Start your message with CHRIS, leave a space and then send your answer, name and address to 80360. Messages cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Service provided by Newsquest Media Group. Terms and Conditions at

Closing date: June 6