Visitors to Birmingham New Street may have spotted a rather curious sight when Christopher Boone and his pet rat Toby paid a visit to the station. The duo were seen exploring the concourse and checking out the timetable.

Actor Connor Curren is a graduate of The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and has returned to the city to perform as Christopher in The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Birmingham Hippodrome.


Director Marianne Elliott’s ‘extraordinary and unmissable’ (Time) smash hit production brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

The production opened on Tuesday to rave reviews with critics calling it ‘the best thing on stage in the UK at the moment ’ (Black Country Radio) and Connor’s portrayal of Christopher ‘nothing short of spectacular’ (What’s On Live). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 10th Anniversary tour is at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday 2 April.