The National Theatre’s Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the recipient of 20 US theatre award nominations, including 6 nominations at the 2015 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play – Marianne Elliott, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Alex Sharp, Best Choreography – Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bunny Christie and Finn Ross and Best Lighting Design of a Play – Paule Constable. The Tony Award winners will be announced on 7 June 2015.
Marianne Elliott, Director of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time said: “It is incredible to be considered for nominations alongside such remarkable Broadway productions. Credit should go to my fellow creatives on Curious Incident who have worked tirelessly and collaboratively alongside the Broadway cast who have given blood, sweat and tears in pursuit of portraying the story of this extraordinary young boy.”
The Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has also been nominated for six Outer Critics Circle Awards – Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Director of a Play – Marianne Elliott, Outstanding Set Design – Bunny Christie, Outstanding Lighting Design – Paule Constable, Outstanding Actor in a Play – Alex Sharp and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Francesca Faridany as well as two Drama League Awards – Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play and Distinguished Performance – Alex Sharp and six Drama Desk Awards – Outstanding, Outstanding Actor in a Play – Alex Sharp, Outstanding Director of a Play – Marianne Elliott, Outstanding Lighting Design – Paule Constable, Outstanding Projection Design – Finn Ross and Outstanding Sound Design in a Play – Ian Dickinson. The winners of these awards will be announced on 11, 15 May and 31 May 2015 respectively.
Marianne Elliott’s acclaimed production, which has now been seen by almost one million people in the UK and New York, is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time continues at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End where it is currently booking until 24 October 2015. The play can also be seen on tour in the UK and Ireland until November this year. The Broadway production is currently booking to January 2016.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in August 2012. Following the sell-out run at the NT the production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013, and has been at the Gielgud Theatre since June last year.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It 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.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Age Restrictions: Recommended Age: 13+
Show Opened: 24th June 2013