Australian Premiere presented by MTC and Arts Centre Melbourne

When fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, beginning an incredible journey that will change his life forever.

Winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play for both, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s international best-selling novel to the stage in a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle. Direct from the UK, the Australian premiere of this global theatrical phenomenon directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse) features remarkable, immersive staging and the full National Theatre cast.

The Curious Incident International Tour cast and creative team can be found here.

News & Reviews



A beautiful, dazzling inventive show about the wonders of life.

The Evening Standard

A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle. A theatrical rush.

The Times

Astonishing and unmissable.

Sunday Express

World-class theatre – a clever, poignant and visually stunning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s mystery novel

The Age


Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performance
Thursday 25 Jan, 1pm

The Relaxed Performance is for anyone who will benefit from a more ‘relaxed’ theatre environment. Sound and lighting cues are modified to be less startling. Leaving the auditorium to take a break is fine and there is a designated Quiet Area available. There is a easy-going attitude to noise and movement, doors remain open and lights are dimmed staying on throughout the show. Preshow resources (Visual Story) are available to help you prepare for your visit and the seating capacity of the venue is reduced.

For tickets and more information visit Art Centre Melbourne’s website

Attendance Information

  • This production contains strong language, the use of strobe lighting, smoke effects, high intensity video & light effects, and loud sound effects. Recommended for ages 11+. For further information please contact our box office on (03) 8688 0800.

    For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

    Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable time in the performance, and to a different seat if necessary.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning Auslan interpreted

National Theatre of Great Britain
Arts Centre Melbourne
MTC Foundation