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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time UK Tour

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time UK Tour


Joshua Jenkins and the cast of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time currewntly on tour in the UK
Joshua Jenkins and the cast of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time. Photo: Brinkoff Mogenberg

A new tour of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In the Night-Time will be presented in 2017.

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently on a nationwide tour of the UK and Ireland, whilst concurrently running at the Gielgud Theatre in London and at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time received seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.

The show tells the story of Christopher Boone, who is fifteen years old.  He stands beside 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 murdered Wellington.  He has an extraordinary brain, and is exceptional at maths 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.

Casting is to be advised.

Playwright Simon Stephens said about adapting Haddon’s novel for the stage: ‘The adaptation was a really joyful experience. I knew two things in adapting the play. I knew that the key to it was the relationship between Christopher and his teacher.  Although it’s not that central in the novel, what struck me was that everybody in life has a favourite teacher.  Even people who hated school, even people who found school a miserable experience, had one teacher who they loved more than others and thought got them in a way that other teachers didn’t. I knew that if I could get that relationship right, then we could create an evening in the theatre that people could recognize themselves in.  The other thing I knew was that Marianne Elliott had to direct it. I think she’s a visionary director, I think she’s a director of extraordinary imagination, but she’s also a very democratic director. This can’t be a piece of theatre that alienates people. It has to be a piece of theatre that you can come to if you’re 10 years old or if you’re 90 years old. It needs to appeal to people that have very high art taste in theatre, but also it’s got to be a family night out, and I thought that Marianne could release that really beautifully and really perfectly. Everybody working on it, the entire creative team, were united in wanting to tell Christopher’s story as honestly and properly as possible.

All I ever wanted to do was to make Mark Haddon happy. He came to see rehearsals and the previews and the show at the National and in the West End and Broadway and he fell back in love with Curious Incident all over again. That makes me as proud as anything.’

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is directed by Marianne Elliott, who co-directed the National Theatre’s record-breaking production of War Horse.  The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting 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. 


This tour has now concluded.



Theatre Royal, Plymouth
3 March – 14 March 2015

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
17 March – 21 March 2015

Derngate, Northampton
24 March – 28 March 2015

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
31 March – 11 April 2015

Wales Millenium Centre
14 April – 18 April 2015

Bradford Theatre
21 April – 25 April 2015

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
28 April – 9 May 2015

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
12 May – 23 May 2015

Hippodrome, Birmingham
26 May – 6 June 2015

Curve Theatre , Leicester
9 June – 13 June 2016

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
23 June – 4 July 2015

Hall for Cornwall, Truro
7 July – 11 July 2015

Oxford Theatre
14 July – 18 July 2015

Empire Theatre, Liverpool
21 July – 25 July 2015

Hippodrome, Bristol
4 August – 8 August 2015

The Empire, Sunderland
11 August – 15 August 2015

Kings Theatre, Glasgow
18 August – 22 August 2015

Grand Theatre, Leeds
25 August – 29 August 2015

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
1 September – 5 September 2015

Theatre Royal, Norwich
8 September – 12 September 2015

Lyceum Sheffield
15 September – 26 September 2015

Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
7 October – 10 October 2015

Grand Theatre, Belfast
13 October – 17 October 2015

Theatre Royal, Bath
20 October – 31 October 2015

Milton Keynes
3 November – 7 November 2015

7 February – 11 February 2017
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

25 – 29 April 2017
Bord Gais Theatre Dublin

23 – 27 May 2017
New Theatre Oxford

13 – 17 June 2017
Bristol Hippodrome

25 – 29 July 2017
Liverpool Empire

15 – 19 August 2017
King’s Theatre, Glasgow

4 – 16 September 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre

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