Cast announced for Curious Incident - Gielgud Theatre
The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has announced a new cast for the re-opening of the West End production, now at the Gielgud Theatre from 8 Jul, following previews from 24 Jun 2014 - booking to 14 Feb 2015.
Graham Butler will play the central role of Christopher Boone. His stage credits include the Henry VI trilogy at Shakespeare's Globe and 'The White Guard' at the National Theatre.
He is joined by Vivienne Acheampong (No. 40/Punk Girl), Daniel Casey (Roger Shears), Emily Joyce (Judy), Gay Soper (Mrs Alexander), Paul Stocker (Mr Thompson), Nicolas Tennant (Ed), Tony Turner (Reverend Peters), Victoria Willing (Mrs Shears), Sarah Woodward (Siobhan) and Sam Bond, Roxanne Palmer and Mark Rawlings. Further casting will be announced at a later date.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. Winner of seven Olivier Awards, the original production opened at the Cottesloe Theatre at the National Theatre in 2012, before transferring to the West End's Apollo Theatre, where it played until 19 Dec 2013, when it was forced to close following the collapse of part of the Apollo Theatre ceiling. The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable and video design by Finn Ross.