The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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May 1 - June 21, 2025


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


May 1 – June 21, 2025

Run time: TBD

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Final performance: June 21, 2025

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but 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. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play

The Curious Incident is a real Broadway curiosity, a play that works on every level — crowd-pleasing, eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable.” TIME

Play Details

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Erika Chong Shuch


Cast announcement coming soon.

About the Creators

MARK HADDON was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning later to study for an M.Sc. in English Literature at Edinburgh University. He then undertook a variety of jobs, including work with children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. He also worked as an illustrator for magazines and a cartoonist for New Statesman, The Spectator, Private Eye, the Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian (for which he co-wrote a cartoon strip).

His first book for children, Gilbert’s Gobstopper, appeared in 1987 and was followed by many other books and picture books for children, many of which he also illustrated. These include the ‘Agent Z’ series and the ‘Baby Dinosaurs’ series. From 1996 he also worked on television projects, and created and wrote several episodes for Microsoap, winning two BAFTAs and a Royal Television Society Award for this work.

In 2003 his novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published and has been hugely successful. It is the first book to have been published simultaneously in two imprints – one for children and one for adults. It has won a string of prestigious awards, including the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year. His second novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in 2006 and shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award.

His first book of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published in 2005. His latest books include the novels Boom! (2009), The Red House (2012), The Pier Falls (2016) and The Porpoise (2019).

Mark Haddon teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and Oxford University.

SIMON STEPHENS is a prolific British playwright with an impressive list of credits both on and off Broadway. Born in Stockport, England in 1971, Stephens began his career as a teacher before turning to playwriting in the late 1990s.

Stephens’ first major success came with his play “Herons,” which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2001. The play, which tells the story of a teenage boy who seeks revenge against a group of bullies, was praised for its raw, uncompromising depiction of youth violence. It won the 2002 Olivier Award for Best New Play and established Stephens as a major new voice in British theatre. Since then, Stephens has continued to write plays that explore the darker side of human nature. His work often deals with themes of isolation, grief, and the search for meaning in a chaotic world. Some of his most notable plays include “Pornography,” which examines the impact of the 7/7 bombings on the people of London, and “Birdland,” which explores the life of a rock star struggling with addiction and fame. Stephens’ work has been produced at some of the most prestigious theatres in the world, including the National Theatre, the Royal Court, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also had several successful productions on Broadway, including “Heisenberg,” which premiered in 2016.

In addition to his work in theatre, Stephens has also written for television and film. He wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film “A Respectable Trade,” which was based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. He has also written for popular TV shows such as “Holby City” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which was adapted from his own novel of the same name.
Stephens’ most recent work includes the play “The Funfair,” which premiered at the Manchester International Festival in 2017.

The show is on stage six days a week; Tuesday through Sunday. Showtimes are as follows:

Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M.
Wednesdays at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
Thursdays at 7:00 P.M.
Fridays at 8:00 P.M.
Saturdays at 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Sundays at 2:00 P.M.

Showtimes may vary. Always consult the official show calendar or call 415.677.9596 for updated dates and times.

Tickets range from $30 to $100, although prices may fluctuate depending on date, showtime, and demand. Discounts are available to season subscribers.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time first premiered on August 2, 2012 at the Cottesloe Theatre in London. The Broadway production opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on October 5, 2014, where it won five Tony Awards including Best Play.

San Francisco Playhouse's auditorium is on two levels: Orchestra and Mezzanine/Balcony. Our intimate 199-seat theatre has only nine rows in the Orchestra, meaning every single seat is close to the stage.

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San Francisco Playhouse is located at 450 Post St., San Francisco CA 94102. The theatre is located on the second floor of the Kensington Park Hotel. Patrons may access the venue using the elevators or stairs in the hotel lobby.

San Francisco Playhouse is ADA accessible. The theatre is located on the second floor and can be accessed by two elevators from the lobby level. Wheelchair and companion seating are located on the theatre's mezzanine level.

We do not offer onsite parking, and the hotel's valet is only available to guests of the Kensington Park Hotel. For nearby affordable parking, we recommend the Union Square garage or Sutter-Stockton garage. Limited street parking is also available.

We recommend taking BART or Muni to San Francisco Playhouse. We are four blocks from the Powell Street BART/Muni station — just a seven-minute walk.