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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 25 January to 21 May 2022
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

Final 3 weeks:
Theatre Royal Norwich
Tuesday 3 May – Saturday 7 May 2022 

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford 
Tuesday 10 May – Saturday 14 May 2022

Wycombe Swan Theatre
Tuesday 17 May – Saturday 21 May

 

Access performances

Captioned, Audio Described and British Sign Language performances are available across the tour. 

Relaxed Atmosphere Performance will take place at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford on 12 May 2022 at 7.30 pm  Tickets £20. Visit the venue website for more information and to book.

Relaxed Atmosphere Performance

A Relaxed Atmosphere Performance is perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. These performances allow for noise and movement in the auditorium, re-entry when needed and a chill-out space for patrons who may need time away from the performance.

This performance is perfect for anyone who benefits from being able to make a noise, leave and return to their seat or access the toilets during the performance. This would include customers with dementia, anxiety, Tourette’s, bowel and bladder conditions, an autism spectrum condition, or a learning disability.

Relaxed Atmosphere performances have no adjustments made to the performance. They are not suitable for customers with sensory sensitivities.

A visual story for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is available to download here, in consultation with Access All Areas who have also supported the casting process and will continue to work with the National Theatre and the acting company across the tour.

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is generously supported by Christina Smith Foundation

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