Monday, 11 May 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time announces new West End cast

The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will welcome a new company next month. 

The West End Frame Award winning Sion Daniel Young (Best Dramatic Performance for War Horse) is joining the cast to play the lead role of Christopher Boone. 

Based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel and adapted by Simon Stephens, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently booking in the West End until 24th October 2015. Rehearsals began today with the new company who will begin performances at the Gielgud Theatre on 22nd June 2015. 

Rebecca Lacey will play Siobhan with Nicholas Tennant continuing as Ed, Mary Stockley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Indra Ove as Mrs Shears, Stephen Beckett as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Pearl Mackie as No. 40/Punk Girl, Sean Mckenzie as Reverend Peters and Kaffe Keating will play alternate Christopher. They are joined by Mark Rawlings and Penelope McGhie who continue with the company and Naomi Said and Simon Victor.

Marianne Elliott’s acclaimed production, which has now been seen by nearly one million people in the UK and New York, is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and last month received 20 US theatre award nominations including 6 nominations at the 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Last night The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was the winner of 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Play.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in August 2012. Following the sell-out run at the NT the production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013, and has been playing at the Gielgud Theatre since June 2014.

Photo Credit:  Alex Rumford

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