National Theatre announces final West End performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


After nearly five successful years in London, the National Theatre today (9th December 2016) announced the final extension of its West End run of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, with 50,000 extra tickets on sale today. The last performance at the Gielgud Theatre will be on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

The Olivier and Tony Award®-winning play was adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. It is the recipient of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design - more Oliviers than any other single play in the history of the West End.

By 3rd June, CURIOUS INCIDENT will have played over 1,600 performances and been seen by over 1 million people in London, and almost 2 and a half million people world-wide. The original production opened at the NT's Cottesloe Theatre in September 2012, and transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013 before transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in July 2014. CURIOUS INCIDENT ran at the Barrymore Theatre in New York from September 2014 until September 2016, winning five Tony Awards® including Best Play and becoming the longest-running play on Broadway in more than 10 years.

The show tells the story of 15 year old Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary brain; and is exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He sets out to solve a mystery of who killed his neighbour's dog, but his detective work takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. The role of Christopher has been played by 18 actors since the show originally opened in London. Luke Treadaway, who originated the role at the National Theatre, received a 2013 Olivier Award for Best Actor and Alex Sharp won the Tony Award® for Best Actor on Broadway.

CURIOUS INCIDENT continues its journey with a second nation-wide tour opening at The Lowry in Salford on 21 January 2017. A new cast went into rehearsals this week and are looking forward to bringing Christopher's remarkable story to audiences in 25 cities around the UK and Ireland in 2017. A major North American tour continues throughout 2017.

Producer Kash Bennett said: 'We are so proud of this production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which has enthralled London audiences since it first opened almost five years ago and we are looking forward to the final six months in London. Elsewhere, the show will continue its extraordinary journey, as it travels around the UK, Ireland, North America and beyond.'

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.

The West End cast comprises of: Joseph Ayre as Christopher Boone with Jo Castleton as his teacher Siobhan, Nicolas Tennant as Ed, Sarah Stanley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Amanda Posener as Mrs Shears, Ross Waiton as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Gemma Knight Jones as No.40/Punk Girl, David Nellist as Reverend Peters, and nineteen year old Thomas Dennis is the alternate Christopher (the youngest actor ever to play Christopher). They are joined by Charleen Qwaye, Danielle Kassaraté, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman and Penelope McGhie.

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Monday 12 December 2016

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