THE NATIONAL THEATRE AND TRAFALGAR THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
PRESENT – THE NATIONAL THEATRE’S INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME RETURNS TO THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM
- THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME WILL VISIT 19 VENUES IN 2021 – 22, INCLUDING THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM – MARKING TEN YEARS OF THE OLIVIER AND TONY AWARD®-WINNING PRODUCTION
Back by popular demand, the Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 February 2022 as part of a UK and Ireland tour, marking ten years of the production which originated at the National Theatre.
Since 2012, Curious Incident has been seen by more than five million people worldwide, including two UK tours, two West End runs, a Broadway transfer, a specially adapted schools tour which has visited more than 100 schools around the UK and was seen by over 12,000 young people, a National Theatre Live cinema broadcast, and tours to the Netherlands, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Australia and 30 cities across the USA.
Curious Incident is adapted by Simon Stephens (Carmen Disruption, Sea Wall) from the novel by Mark Haddon,and directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse, Angels in America, Company).
The play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight 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 maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. 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 cast is Marc Benga (ensemble), David Breeds (Christopher), Jacob Coleman (understudy Christopher and swing), Connor Curren (Christopher), Kofi De-Graft-Jordan (Mr Thompson), Ashley Gerlach (Mr Shears), Joanne Henry (Mrs Alexander), Siu-See Hung (Punk Girl), Kate Kordel (Judy), Sibylla Meienberg (ensemble), David Monteith (Reverend Peters), Tom Peters (Ed), Joe Rawlinson-Hunt (ensemble), Rebecca Root (Siobhan), Hannah Sinclair Robinson (Mrs Shears), and Rebecca Wilson (ensemble).
David Breeds most recently appeared in the West End premiere of Dear Evan Hansen. Connor Curren makes his professional stage debut in Curious Incident and is soon to appear in the NBCUniversal series Dodger. Kate Kordel’s recent television appearances include Coronation Street. Rebecca Root is known to audiences for the BBC Two sitcom Boy Meets Girl, The Queen’s Gambit and Doctor Who. Tom Peters’ recent stage appearances include Girl from the North Country (West End) and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The casting process for Curious Incident has been supported by Access All Areas who will continue to work with the company across the tour.
The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting design by Paule Constable, and video design by Finn Ross. Movement is by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. The Associate Director is Anna Marsland. Casting is by Jacob Sparrow Casting.
Since 2012, Curious Incident has been seen by more than five million people worldwide. The winner of seven Olivier Awards, following its New York premiere in September 2014, it became the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, winning five Tony Awards®.
Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003 and is the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award. The novel has been translated into 44 languages and has sold more than 5.5 million copies world-wide. His other novels include A Spot of Bother and The Porpoise.
Alongside the tour, a programme of activity including discussions on depictions of neurodivergence in fictional characters will be available online, with further details to be announced.
This 10th Anniversary tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is presented by the National Theatre and Trafalgar Theatre Productions.
Box Office details
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 February 2022
Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Weds & Thu matinees 2pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm
£21 – £40.50 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 26s, Schools, and Groups
Age Guidance: Suitable for 11+
On general sale: Monday 19 July 10am
www.trch.co.uk Box Office 0115 989 5555
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