The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre last night had a very special audience member last night (12 July 2016). Alex Sharp, who won a Tony Award for his role in the same play when it premiered on Broadway, playing the central role of Christopher Boone, saw the show last night and came backstage to meet the cast on a visit to London.
British born actor, Alex won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the 2015 Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 in New York. The pictures attached show Alex Sharp on stage with the entire cast and with the two actors who share the role in London – Joseph Ayre and Thomas Dennis (the alternate).
The West End cast is completed by: Jo Castleton (Siohban) Nicholas Tennant (Ed), Sarah Stanley (Judy), Jacqueline Clarke (Mrs Alexander), Amanda Posener (Mrs Shears), Ross Waiton (Roger Shears), Matthew Trevannion (Mr Thompson), Gemma Knight Jones (No.40/Punk Girl), David Nellist (Reverend Peters), Charleen Qwaye, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman and Penelope McGhie.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands besides 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 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. He 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.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book and directed by Marianne Elliott, Associate Director of the National Theatre. Marianne, who is the co-director of the NT’s hugely successful War Horse, will direct the much anticipated Angels in America for the company next year. Designs for Curious are by Bunny Christie with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. The Associate Director for this production is Elle While.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is currently booking until 18 February 2017. Tickets