Smash-hit National Theatre production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from May 24-28 as part of a major tour of the UK and Ireland.
Winner of seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel.
Curious tells the story of Christopher Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, Wellington, 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.
Christopher 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.
Swansea born Joshua Jenkins makes his National Theatre debut as Christopher. His previous theatre credits include Dunsinane for the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre of Scotland.
The cast also includes Geraldine Alexander as his teacher Siobhan, Roberta Kerr as Mrs Alexander, Stuart Laing as his father Ed, Gina Isaacs as Judy and Clare Perkins as Mrs Shears.
The cast is completed by Chris Ashby, Emmanuella Cole, Edward Grace, Lucas Hare, John McAndrew, Kieran Garland, Ann Marcuson, Paul Sockett and Jessica Williams.
2015 tour dates
February 16-21 February, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton March 2-14, Theatre Royal Plymouth March 16-21, Aylesbury, Waterside March 23-28, Royal & Derngate, Northampton March 30-April 11, Theatre Royal, Nottingham April 13-18, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff April 20-25, Bradford Alhambra April 27-May 9, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh May 11-23, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury May 25-June 6, Birmingham Hippodrome June 8-13, Curve Theatre, Leicester June 22-July 4, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton July 6-11, Hall for Cornwall, Truro July 13-18, New Theatre, Oxford July 20-25, Empire Theatre, Liverpool August 3-8, Bristol, Hippodrome August 10-15, Sunderland Empire August 17-24, Kings Theatre, Glasgow August 24-29, Grand Theatre, Leeds August 31-September 5, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen September 7-12, Theatre Royal, Norwich September 14-26, Lyceum, Sheffield October 5-10, Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin October 12-17, Grand Theatre, Belfast October 19-31, Theatre Royal, Bath November 2-7, Milton Keynes Theatre.