Monday, 7 September 2015

Curious Incident extends West End booking period to June 2016

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has extended its West End booking period at the Gielgud Theatre to 18th June 2016.

The National Theatre's production, which has won both Tony and Olivier Awards, has released over 135,000 new tickets for sale. There will be an extra half term matinee on 27th October 2015.

Marianne Elliott’s production is also currently touring the UK and Ireland until 21st November 2015 and playing an opened ended run on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book. The production 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 current West End cast is led by West End Frame Award-winner Sion Daniel Young as Christopher Boone. The cast also includes Rebecca Lacey as Siobhan, Nicolas Tennant as Ed, Mary Stockley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Indra Ové as Mrs Shears, Stephen Beckett as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Pearl Mackie as No. 40/Punk Girl, Sean McKenzie as Reverend Peters and Kaffe Keating as alternate Christopher. Completing the cast are: Mark Rawlings, Penelope McGhie, Naomi Said and Simon Victor.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which started life at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012, transferred to the West End in 2013, first to the Apollo Theatre and then to the Gielgud Theatre. Stephens’ adaptation was added to the AQA GCSE in English Literature set texts for English schools in 2014, making it the only modern play currently performing in the West End to be part of the AQA Post-1914 drama and prose section.

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.

Photo Credit: Brinkhoff Mögenberg

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