The book was translated for the stage in early 2012, for the Young Vic. The book was adapted by Alexandra Wood and directed by Sacha Wares. The Daily Telegraph gave it four out of five stars, and called it 'enormously refreshing'  while The Guardian praised the production design.
On November 26, 2006, Variety announced that Portobello Pictures had purchased the film rights to the book. Portobello Pictures' Eric Abraham acquired the rights with Christopher Hampton on board to write the screenplay.