The National Theatre have announced the cast for its forthcoming 25 city tour of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which begins at the Lowry in Salford on 21 January 2017 and continues its journey to Aylesbury, Edinburgh, Leeds, Canterbury, Bath, Southampton, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, Sheffield, Oxford, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bristol, Plymouth, Birmingham, Llandudno, Southend, Liverpool, Bradford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Norwich and finishes in Milton Keynes where it will run from 4 – 16 September 2017.

Playing the central role of Christopher Boone is Glasgow born Scott Reid (currently appearing in BBC1’s comedy Still Game), with Dublin born and Glasgow based Lucianne McEvoy as his teacher Siobhan, Emma Beattie as Judy, Wilmslow and Manchester educated David Michaels as his father Ed, Debra Michaels as Mrs Alexander and Bristol trained Eliza Collings as Mrs Shears.

The company is completed by Oliver Boot (Roger Shears), Newcastle-upon-Tyne born and Bristol trained Crystal Condie (No.37/Punk Girl/Information), Pontypridd born Emma-Jane Goodwin (ensemble), Joel Harper-Jackson (Mr Thompson), Leeds born and Stockport based Bruce McGregor (Reverend Peters), Birmingham born Sam Newton (alternate Christopher), James Parkes (ensemble), Aberdare born and Pontypridd educated Jams Thomas (ensemble) and Danielle Young (ensemble).

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. The production is designed 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 is Manchester educated Elle While.

Whilst on this extensive tour, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will simultaneously continue its run at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End and is on its first tour of the United States.

The show tells the story of Christopher Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which 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
Tour of the UK and Ireland 2017

The Lowry, Salford
21 January – 4 February 2017

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
7 – 11 February 2017

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
20 – 25 February 2017

Grand Theatre, Leeds
28 February – 4 March 2017

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
6 – 11 March 2017

Theatre Royal Bath
14 – 25 March 2017

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
27 March – 1 April 2017

Nottingham Theatre Royal
4 – 15 April 2017

Grand Opera House, Belfast
18 – 22 April 2017

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
25 – 29 April 2017

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
2 – 6 May 2017

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
9 – 20 May 2017

New Theatre, Oxford
22 – 27 May 2017

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
30 May – 10 June 2017

Bristol Hippodrome
13 – 17 June 2017

Theatre Royal, Plymouth
26 June – 1 July 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome
3 – 8 July 2017

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
11 – 15 July 2017

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
17 – 22 July 2017

Liverpool Empire
25 – 29 July 2017

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
31 July – 5 August 2017

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
8 – 12 August 2017

King’s Theatre, Glasgow
14 – 19 August 2017

Norwich Theatre Royal
29 August – 2 September 2017

Milton Keynes Theatre
4 – 16 September 2017

Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenberg