SCOTT REID as Christopher Boone, centre, in The Cuious Incident Of The Dog in The Night-Time. PHOTO: Brinkhoff+Âgenburg
SCOTT REID as Christopher Boone, centre, in The Cuious Incident Of The Dog in The Night-Time. PHOTO: Brinkhoff+Âgenburg

The Olivier Award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time returns to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, for a two-week run.

It opens on Tuesday, April 4 and runs to Saturday, April 15.

The production has been adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens. 

It tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone. 

He stands next to Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork. It is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion.

He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. 

He has an extraordinary brain, and is exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers, but his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Taking the central role of Christopher is Glasgow-born Scott Reid, who recently appeared in the BBC1 comedy, Still Game.

Also in the cast are Lucianne McEvoy as his teacher Siobhan, Emma Beattie as Judy, Wilmslow and Manchester educated David Michaels as his father Ed, Debra Michaels as Mrs Alexander and Bristol trained Eliza Collings as Mrs Shears. 

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time received seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including best new play, best director, best design, best lighting design and best sound design, and five Tony Awards on Broadway.  

While on the extensive UK tour, the production will continue its run at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End and is on its first tour of the US.

National Theatre producer Kash Bennett said: “We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic  reception from audiences around the UK and Ireland when we toured in 2014-15, playing to almost 400,000 people, and are delighted to take this beautiful and inventive show to new venues and make a return visit to others in 2017.”