The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Cast announced for Newcastle Theatre Royal shows
The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened in New York earlier this week to a rapturous reception and spectacular reviews from the American media. Why are we telling you this? Because it’s coming to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in January.
Ben Brantley, of the New York Times, described it as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway”, while Time Out New York labelled it “dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable”. Meanwhile, The West End version’s been so successful that it’s now booked up until May 2015. Basically, it’s really. really good yeah?
The story, which was written by English novelist Mark Haddon and published in 2003, centres around Christopher, a boy with an extraordinary brain. Following the untimely death of his neighbours dog, he embarks on a detective journey of sorts despite never having ventured beyond the end of his street, detesting human interaction and instantly distrusting strangers. Ill-equipped to deal with everyday life, and forbidden by his farther, his investigations formed one of the most popular and engaging books of the 00’s, with a stage show that now appears to be doing it justice.
It’s a part that Joshua Jenkins, making his National Theatre debut, will be playing throughout the show’s UK tour, which comes to Newcastle from Tuesday January 27 to Saturday February 7. He’ll be joined by Geraldine Alexander, Chris Ashby, Emmanuelle Cole, Edward Grace, Gina Isaac, and Stuart Lining, all of who will be directed by Associate Director of the National Theatre and former War Horse Marianne Elliott.