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13-15 March 2024


The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time

Lena McCulloch, UCL Drama Society

Chris embarks on a life-changing journey to unravel the mystery of the murder of her neighbour’s dog

Chris, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Chris is under suspicion. She records each fact in the book she is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. She has an extraordinary brain, but she is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. She has never ventured alone beyond the end of her road, she detests being touched, and she distrusts strangers. But Chris’s detective work, forbidden by her father, takes her on a frightening journey that turns her world upside-down.


Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling, award-winning novel, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.


Trigger warnings - animal abuse/death, domestic abuse, child abuse, allusions to ableism, violence, strong language




University College London’s Drama Society is a society which provides a wide range of drama and theatre opportunities, from acting to directing, producing to designing. Our ethos as UCL Drama Society is to provide as many opportunities as possible for as many people as possible, regardless of dramatic experience. Thus, we offer a range of opportunities at a variety of levels, from friendly workshops to large-scale productions.


Directed by Alex Dunn

Produced by Lena McCulloch



Estimated running time

2h30 including interval

Performance times


Ticket prices

£11, £13


Full-time students, those aged under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU


Theatro Technis is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Loop system fitted in the main auditorium. If you have any questions or specific requests, please email



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