Critically-Acclaimed Stage Play Returns To Norwich

The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time - 29 August-2 September

The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning stage hit, based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, is returning to Norwich Theatre Royal.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns on August 29-September 2 fresh from its previous 2015 sell-out run in the city. It tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone who finds himself under suspicion of the death of his neighbour’s dog Wellington.

The teenager does have an extraordinary brain, is exceptional at maths and yet finds it tricky to deal with day-to-day life.

Christopher is also worried about venturing to the end of his road, hates being touched and distrusts strangers.

But he is determined to find out what happened to Wellington and mounts his own investigation recording each fact of the case in the book he is trying to write.

The investigation proves to be a life-changing experience for Christopher in many ways.

David Michaels (Ed) and Scott Reid (Christopher Boone) in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Photo: BrinkhoffMögenburg

Taking on the lead role is Scott Reid who recently starred in the BBC’s acclaimed drama Line Of Duty and also the cult Scottish comedy Still Game, who is joined by a host of stage, TV and film performers in the cast.

The production also boasts a strong creative team. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, it is directed by Marianne Elliott who is an Associate of the National Theatre. As well as winning countless awards for her work on this production, she is also a co-director of War Horse as well as directing Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The lighting is designed by Paule Constable who has worked on a number of productions for the likes of the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Cameron Mackintosh, and many West End shows including Love Never Dies and Evita.

The show itself has already won seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Lighting Design, as well as five Tony Awards on Broadway including Best Play.

National Theatre producer Kash Bennett said: “We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic reception from audiences around the UK and Ireland when we toured The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in 2014-15 playing to almost 400,000 people. We are delighted to take this beautiful and inventive show on the road again and make a return visit to Norwich.”

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is here from 29 August – 2 September, and tickets are available now.