Broadway Cast Revealed for Olivier-Winning Play Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Adam Hetrick
21 May 2014

Alexander Sharp
Alexander Sharp
Photo by Benedict Evans

Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Simon Stephens' Olivier Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which will begin Broadway previews Sept. 10 at the Barrymore Theatre.

The cast will be led by newcomer Alexander Sharp in his Broadway debut as Christopher, Ian Barford (August: Osage County) as Ed, Tony Award nominee Helen Carey (London Assurance) as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany (The 39 Steps) as Siobhan and Enid Graham (The Constant Wife) as Judy.

The ensemble includes Jocelyn Bioh (An Octoroon), Mercedes Herrero (The Laramie Project), Richard Hollis (Hit-Lit), Ben Horner (War Horse) and David Manis (War Horse). Taylor Trensch (Matilda the Musical) will play the leading role of Christopher at certain performances.

Adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time is directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse). It will officially open Oct. 5.



The imaginative production premiered at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. It will resume its West End run at the Gielgud Theatre this summer. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play.

Here's how it's billed: "Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever."

The production is designed by Olivier Award winner Bunny Christie, with lighting by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. Casting is by Daniel Swee and Cindy Tolan.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is produced by Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Inc., Nick Starr and Chris Harper for NT Productions, Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Glass Half Full Productions, Ruth Hendel, Jon B. Platt, Prime Number Group, Scott Rudin, Triple Play Broadway and The Shubert Organization.

Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com, or by phoning (212) 239-6200. Visit curiousonbroadway.com.