Casting Announced for West End Return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
04 Apr 2014
Full casting has been announced for the West End return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which will resume performances June 24 prior to an official opening July 8 at the Gielgud Theatre. The National Theatre's transfer to its original home the Apollo was dramatically curtailed Dec. 19, 2013, when the ceiling of the theatre partially collapsed.
The Gielgud cast includes Graham Butler as Christopher. 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. Final casting will be announced shortly.
Butler was last on stage in Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy, directed by Nick Bagnall, at Shakespeare’s Globe and on the U.K. tour. Other theatre credits include Henry V at Shakespeare’s Globe, The White Guard for the National Theatre and Journey’s End at the Duke of York’s Theatre and on the U.K. tour.
An encore screening of the National Theatre Live broadcast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, filmed during the play’s original run in the Cottesloe Theatre, will be shown in cinemas across the U.K. and internationally May 22, with further screenings in following weeks.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.