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On Tour: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens

From 18 January to 4 June
Running Time: 2 hours 35 mins including interval

UK & Ireland Tour

5 star rating

A beautiful and dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.

Evening Standard
5 star rating

Astonishing and Unmissable.

Sunday Express
5 star rating

A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.

The Times
5 star rating

A beautiful, ingenious and deeply-felt production.

Daily Telegraph

On Tour: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

*****
“A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.”
Evening Standard

The National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award® -winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns with a new 10th Anniversary UK and Ireland tour.

Director Marianne Elliott's ‘life-affirming and unmissable’ (Time) smash-hit production brings Mark Haddon's best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage.

Christopher, fifteen years old, 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. 

He has an extraordinary brain. He 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 he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

Show Warnings

Suitable for 11yrs+.

There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and less frequently at other points during the performance.

This production contains some moments of sensory intensity, reflecting the content of the novel and autistic experience

This production contains the following effects: strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects, high-intensity video and lighting effects, loud intense sound effects including white noise, and some scenes that people may find distressing. For more information on trigger warnings please review our FAQ.

Download an Easy Read Version of the trigger warnings.

 

Tour schedule

Grand Opera House, Belfast
Tuesday 18 Jan – Saturday 22 Jan 2022
Visit the Grand Opera House website for more information and to book.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Tuesday 25 Jan – Saturday 29 Jan 2022
​Visit the Mayflower Theatre website for more information and to book.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tuesday 8 Feb – Saturday 12 Feb 2022
Visit the Theatre Royal website for more information and to book.

Sheffield Lyceum
Tuesday 15 Feb – Saturday 19 Feb 2022
Visit the Lyceum Theatre website for more information and to book. 

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Tuesday 22 Feb – Saturday 26 Feb 2022
Visit the Festival Theatre website for more information and to book.

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Tuesday 1 Mar – Saturday 5 Mar 2022
Visit the Theatre Royal website for more information and to book.

Manchester Opera House
Tuesday 8 Mar – Saturday 12 Mar 2022
Visit the Manchester Opera House website for more information and to book.

Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 22 Mar – Saturday 26 Mar 2022​
Visit the Liverpool Empire website for more information and to book. 

Birmingham Hippodrome
Tuesday 29 Mar – Saturday 2 Apr 2022
Visit the Birmingham Hippodrome website for more information and to book.

King's Theatre, Glasgow
Tuesday 5 Apr – Saturday 9 Apr 2022
Visit the King's Theatre website for more information and to book. 

Grand Theatre, Leeds
Tuesday 12 Apr – Saturday 16 Apr 2022
Visit the Grand Theatre website for more information and to book. 

Hall for Cornwall, Truro
Tuesday 19 –  Saturday 23 April 2022
Visit the Hall for Cornwall website for more information and to book. 

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre​, Dublin
Tuesday 26 Apr – Saturday 30 Apr 2022
Visit the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre website for more information and to book.

Theatre Royal Norwich
Tuesday 3 May – Saturday 7 May 2022 
Visit the Theatre Royal website for more information and to book.

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford 
Tuesday 10 May – Saturday14 May 2022
Visit The Orchard Theatre website for more information and to book. 

Wycombe Swan Theatre
Tuesday 17 May – Saturday 21 May
Visit Wycombe Swan Theatre's website for more information. 

 

Captioned, Audio Described and British Sign Language performances are available across the tour. A Relaxed and Sensory adapted performance on the UK and Ireland tour will be announced soon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | 2021 Tour Trailer

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Cast

Marc Benga
Understudy Roger Shears / Mr Thompson
Marc Benga
David BreedsDavid Breeds
Christopher
David Breeds
Jacob Coleman
Understudy Christopher & Swing
Jacob Coleman
Connor Curren
Christopher
Connor Curren
Kofi De-Graft-Jordan
Mr Thompson & Ensemble
Kofi De-Graft-Jordan
Ashley Gerlach
Roger Shears & Ensemble
Ashley Gerlach
Joanne Henry
Mrs Alexander & Ensemble
Joanne Henry
Siu-See Hung
No. 40 / Punk Girl & Ensemble
Siu-See Hung
Kate Kordel
Judy & Ensemble
Kate Kordel
Sibylla Meienberg
Understudy Judy / Siobhan
Sibylla Meienberg
David Monteith
Reverend Peters & Ensemble
David Monteith
Ed & Ensemble
Tom Peters
Joe Rawlinson-Hunt
Understudy Ed / Reverend Peters & Ensemble
Joe Rawlinson-Hunt
Rebecca Root
Siobhan & Ensemble
Rebecca Root
Hannah Sinclair Robinson
Mrs Shears & Ensemble
Hannah Sinclair Robinson
Sophie Stone
Judy & Ensemble
Sophie Stone
Rebecca Wilson
Understudy No. 40 / Punk Girl / Mrs Shears
Rebecca Wilson

Production team