The National Theatre has today confirmed that the hit production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will have its final performance at the Gielgud Theatre on the 3rd June 2017.
Based on Mark Haddon’s bestselling book, The Olivier and Tony award winning production was adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.
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.
With an extra 50,000 tickets going on sale today, the production will have played over 1,600 performances and been seen by over 1 million people in London by the time the show has its final performance on the 3rd June.
But while the show will leave London next year, the show will still continue to perform to audiences through a UK tour beginning in January 2017 and a North American tour continuing until September 2017.
The production originally 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. It then transferred to Broadway,running 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 over a decade.
Producer Kash Bennett said: ‘We are so proud of the London production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the incredible casts and crews who have brought the show to life night after night over the past five years. As we enter the final six months in London, we also look forward to continuing the show’s extraordinary journey throughout the UK, Ireland, North America and beyond.’
The current West End cast includes 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 oldThomas 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.
The production features designs 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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time continues to play at the Gielgud Theatre until the 3rd June 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.