Directed by Marianne Elliott, previews will begin November 29 at the Piccadilly Theatre prior to an official opening December 11. Casting will be announced at a later date; tickets will go on sale September 21.
Curious Incident is the recipient of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design. Following its New York premiere in September 2014, Curious Incident won five Tony Awards, including Best Play.
In a statement Stephens said, “I am stunned and inspired by the return of Curious Incident to the West End. It is a story that means the world to me. Mark Haddon's exquisite imagination twisted into shape and infused with life by Marianne Elliott and her incredible team. After travelling the country and seeing the world Christopher Boone is coming back home. I’m mainly thrilled because I get to see it again.”
The show tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is 15 years old. He stands besides Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, and is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
The production has designs by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton, and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.