Award-winning Curious play heads to His Majesty’s in 2015

Siobhan (Sarah Woodward) and Christopher Boone (Graham Butler) in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Siobhan (Sarah Woodward) and Christopher Boone (Graham Butler) in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is heading to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.

Directed by Tony Award-winning Marianne Elliott and adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, the show opened last week in New York to a rapturous reception and spectacular reviews from the American media:

Ben Brantley, of the New York Times, described it as ‘One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway. Be prepared to have all your emotional and sensory buttons pushed, including a few you may not have known existed’.

New York Post said it was: “the most inventive show on Broadway” and Time Out New York said “Curious Incident is dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable”.

Meanwhile, the West End production continues to attract plaudits at the Gielgud Theatre in London, where it recently extended bookings to May 2015.

Casting was announced last week for the production of Curious which will tour the UK and Ireland from December 2014, and play at His Majestry’s Theatre in Aberdeen August 31 to September 5, 2015.

On the tour, the central role of Christopher will be played by Joshua Jenkins. He is joined by Geraldine Alexander as Siobhan, Chris Ashby (alternate Christopher), Emmanuelle Cole (Punk Girl), Edward Grace (Mr Thompson), Gina Isaac (Judy) and Stuart Laing (Ed). Further casting is yet to be announced.

Joshua Jenkins makes his National Theatre debut as Christopher. His previous credits include: Dunsinane for the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre of Scotland.

Geraldine Alexander’s TV work includes: Father Brown, Shetland, and the original series of Taggart.

Chris Ashby recently appeared in New Tricks; Emmanuella Cole appeared in Danton’s Death for the National Theatre and the title role in Amanda at the Young Vic.

Edward Crace’s credits include: Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse) and Dirty Money on film.

Gina Isaac recently played Brenda in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester and Sarah in Ricky Gervais’ Derek.

Stuart Laing’s credits include How TV Ruined my Life and Spooks.

The extensive 31-city tour of the UK begins previews in December 2014 in Salford.

Tickets for the Aberdeen run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Alternatively, you can call (01224) 641122 or head along to Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

So grab your tickets now for a night to remember!