Curious Incident announces cast changes at the Gielgud


The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, which is currently booking to 24 October 2015 at the Gielgud Theatre, has announced major cast changes.

From 22 June 2015, the cast for the multi-award winning production will include Sion Daniel Young in the lead role of Christopher Boone, Rebecca Lacey as Siobhan, Mary Stockley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Indra Ove as Mrs Shears, Stephen Beckett as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Pearl Mackie as No. 40/Punk Girl, Sean Mckenzie as Reverend Peters and Kaffe Keating as alternate Christopher.

They are joined by Nicholas Tennant who continues as Ed, Mark Rawlings and Penelope McGhie who continue with the company and Naomi Said and Simon Victor.

The Olivier Award-winning production has now been seen on stage by nearly 1 million people in the UK and New York, where it last month received 20 US theatre award nominations including 6 nominations at the 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play. The play reopened at the Gielgud Theatre on 8 July 2014, following previews from 24 June.

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. 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 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 December 2013. The production won seven Olivier Awards, including the award for Best New Play.

Sion Daniel Young (Christopher) has recently played the role of Albert in the National Theatre's other current West End transfer, 'War Horse'. Before then his theatre credits included 'The Welsh Boy' for Theatre Royal Bath and 'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning' and 'House of America' for the National Theatre of Wales.

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