Photo Flash: Red Carpet Arrivals At Opening Night of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
The Olivier and Tony Award -winning show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened tonight with a gala at the Piccadilly Theatre. See celebrity arrivals below!
Playing the central role of Christopher Boone and making his West End debut is Joshua Jenkins who played the role on the recent UK and international tour, performing alongside Julie Hale (Siobhan), Stuart Laing (Ed), Emma Beattie (Judy), Sean McKenzie(Reverend Peters), Eliza Collings (Mrs Shears), Lucas Hare (Mr Shears), Gemma Knight Jones (Punk Girl), Lynette Clark (Mrs Alexander), Craig Stein (Mr Thompson). Sam Newton will play Christopher at certain performances and the understudies are Kieran Garland, Emma-Jane Goodwin, Rose Riley, and Joe Rising.
Curious Incident has now been seen by more than three million people worldwide. It is the winner of seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design. Following its New York premiere in September 2014, it became the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, winning five Tony Awards® including Best Play, six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play.
Joshua Jenkins played Christopher on the production's first 31 date tour of the UK and Ireland ending in September 2017 and then on international tour visiting Amsterdam, Toronto, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Perth from 2017- 18. The show recently completed a 30-date tour of the USA and a schools tour, taking a specially staged in-the-round 90-minute version of the play into 60 schools around the country continuing until December 2018.
The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting designer Paule Constable, and video design by Finn Ross. Movement is by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003 and was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in the US, Japan, Holland, and Italy, as well as the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004. The novel has been translated into 44 languages and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide.
Photo Credit; Piers Allardyce
Sir Matthew Pinsent
Patti Boyd, Roy Weston
Daisy May Cooper