Programme Details

Young Friends Special: A Matinee Performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by National Theatre of Great Britain

“A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle” The Times 

Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Mail on Sunday, The Times 

“A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” ★★★★★ Evening Standard  

“Astonishing and Unmissable” ★★★★★ Sunday Express  

“Magical and Moving” ★★★★★ Daily Mail

“Triumphant. Simon Stephen’s imaginative adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel proves a resounding success”★★★★★ Sunday Telegraph



Winner of 5 Tony Awards® and 7 Oliviers including Best Play, Best Design, and Best Director this thrilling production from Britain's National Theatre was hailed by The Times as 'a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.' 

Based on Mark Haddon’s 2003 best-selling novel, itself winner of 17 international awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time directed by Marianne Elliott of War Horse fame has been a smash hit in London's West End and on Broadway, and has thrilled a global audience via screening as a 'Live from the NT' film. 

15-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. When Christopher falls under suspicion of killing his neighbour’s dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside down. The Curious Incident is a story about all of us, a story about difference, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way.

Playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Mark Haddon’s book for the stage in a production which is brought to thrilling life by Bunny Christie’s dazzling high-technology set design, with lighting by Paule Constable and video design by Finn Ross. This acclaimed production from the National Theatre of Great Britain features a full UK cast and is a global phenomenon that simply must not be missed.

This Young Friends Special Programme is supported by



A new play by Simon Stephens
based on the novel by Mark Haddon

Marianne Elliot

Bunny Christie

Lighting Designer 
Paule Constable

Video Designer 
Finn Ross

Movement Directors 
Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly

Adrian Sutton

Sound Designer 
Ian Dickinson for Autograph

Associate Director 
Elle While

Resident Director 
Kim Pearce

Jill Green CDG


Approx 2 hrs 40 mins incl one interval
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles
This production includes loud sound effects, high intensity lighting and video effects (including strobe lighting) Recommended for ages 12 and above



Photo credit

Brinkhoff / Mögenburg


    14 / 3 / 2018  14:30



    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA


    Pre-show in-school workshop (conducted in Cantonese) is available for this programme. 
    (Applicable to School Members)