It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of our good friend Kay Mellor. Leeds born and bred, Kay was a pioneer of northern drama and real-life stories, going where no other female writer, director, or actor had gone before. We’re deeply proud and humbled to have been chosen as the home venue for her two stage premieres, Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019) – both of which were huge success stories, as was everything that Kay turned her hand to. The hearts and thoughts of our theatre family are with her family, who we are also blessed to call friends of our theatres.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time title treatment. A boy holding a rat, stood on a silhouette of a dog with a pitchfork sticking out of it

Curious Incident: Facts and Figures

Are you a fact and figures geek? Have you ever wondered how many articulated lorries it takes to move The Curious Incident set from one venue to another? How many lighting cues there are in one show? Or, What Toby the rat’s favourite treat is? Well, wonder no more as we reveal the secrets behind The National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time…

Written by Kelly Scotney.

(information from Oct 2021)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at The Grand from Tue 12 – Sat 16 April, tickets are still available to book.

Do not miss out on this timeless theatrical experience that will capture your heart and imagination.