Performance dates & times

Thursday 15 Feb
12:00 PM
Tuesday 20 Feb
12:00 PM
Thursday 22 Feb
12:00 PM

Running time 2 hours 40 minutes, includes 20 minute interval

Price range



To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Immediately following the performance there will be a 30 minute forum with the resident director and cast.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain – 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 Christopher on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Direct from the UK, this acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play for both. Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s international best-selling novel, this phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle is ingeniously brought to life by award-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse).

Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full UK cast, this Australian premiere presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and MTC is a global theatrical phenomenon that simply must not be missed.

Stay in the theatre after each dedicated schools matinee for a student Q&A with the Resident Director and actor playing ‘Christopher'.

For Teachers

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Teachers’ Resources and related videos

Curriculum Connections

Themes and Ideas

  • Honesty and Trust
  • Family
  • Braving the Unknown
  • Resilience
  • Self-Identity
  • Celebrating Difference

Links to the Victorian Curriculum

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts
  • Drama
Critical and Creative Thinking
English Personal and Social

VCE Links

  • Drama
  • Theatre Studies
  • English