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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - casting announced

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which runs at the Piccadilly Theatre from November 29, 2018 to April 27, 2019.

Making his West End debut as Christopher will be Joshua Jenkins, who played the role on the recent UK and international tour.

He is joined by Julie Hale (Cured) as Siobhan, Stuart Laing (Peckham: The Soap Opera) as Ed, Emma Beattie (The Last of the Haussmans) as Judy, Sean McKenzie (Two) as Reverend Peters, Eliza Collings (The Other Place) as Mrs Shears, Lucas Hare (The Last Of The Haussmans) as Mr Shears, Gemma Knight Jones (The Lion King) as Punk Girl, Lynette Clarke (Karagula) as Mrs Alexander and Craig Stein (Fatherland) as Mr Thompson.

At certain performances, the role of Christopher will be played by Sam Newton. The understudies are Kieran Garland, Emma-Jane Goodwin, Rose Riley and Joe Rising.

Winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage. Adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, it is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher, who stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.

Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.