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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Sat 21 January - Sat 4 February

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Winner of Manchester Theatre Award's 'Best Visiting Production' 2015

Stockport born playwright, Simon Stephens: “I am thrilled that the Manchester Theatre Awards has recognised Curious Incident in this way. It was particularly special for me that the play opened in the North West, where both Marianne Elliott and myself grew up – and fitting that the magnificent Lowry in Salford is where the show will complete its tour.”

On receiving the MTA award, Bunny said: “It was an absolute pleasure to open the nationwide tour of Curious Incident at The Lowry.  The staff and the support we had there was fantastic and the audience reaction to this story about a boy, his family, love, bravery and difference was incredible.”


Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world…

Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre.

Runtimes: Act 1 70mins, Interval 20 min, Act 2 60 mins.

The show has a guidance age of 11+.

There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show. We can provide a copy of the full script should you wish to have more information.

Contains flashing and strobe lighting - may be considered not suitable for people with epilepsy. Please ring box office for advice.

Group Rates

No booking fees for groups of 10+!
You’ll also receive £4 off the adult ticket price (Mon to Thu only)and one in ten tickets free.
Find out more and book your tickets here.

School Rate

Schools price only £20 per person!
You’ll also receive one in ten tickets free, and no booking fees. Available in the stalls & upper circle on Mon - Thu performances only. Limited schools tickets available, book early to avoid disappointment
Find out more and book your tickets here.


The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).