The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime is a Broadway show, which was originally inspired from a 2003 Mystery Novel written by the British writer Mark Haddon. Haddon’s novel had won various awards, including the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for the Best First Book award, the Whitbread Book Awards for the Best Novel and Book of the Year, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.
The novel tells a story about the 15-year old boy named Christopher John Francis Boone, who calls himself as “a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties” situated in Swindon, Wiltshire.
The given description about Christopher’s condition is not directly stated, but according to the book’s short description, his condition is most commonly regarded as the Asperger Syndrome or the Savant Syndrome (someone who has high-functioning Autism).
However, later after the book was officially published. Mark Haddon wrote a post in his blog stating that the book is not specifically about any specific disorders like Aspergers, that it’s more of a story “about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way”.
The novel book had two adaptations, one from a film adaptation and the other one is a stage adaptation, which later happened to be performed on Broadway.
It has 10 unique characters, including Christopher John Francis Boone (protagonist), Ed Boone (Christopher’s father), Judy Boone (Christopher’s mother), Siobhan (his para-professional mentor in school), Mr Roger Shears (their neighborhood), Mrs Eileen Shears (wife of Mr Roger Shears), Mrs Alexander (an old lady), Rhodri (Ed’s employee), Toby (Christopher’s pet rat) and Wellington (Mrs Shear’s black poodle).
A stage satire, directed by Marianne Elliott, was premiered on August 2, 2012. The characters of the theatrical play include Luke Treadaway, Nicola Walker, Paul Ritter, Una Stubbs and Niahm Cusack.
The production ran until late October 2012 and was launched to numbers of Cinemas across the globe through the National Theater Live program. On March 2013, the show moved to the Apollo Theater located in Shaftesbury Avenue, London.