The National Theatre’s award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has its final performance at the Gielgud Theatre in London on Saturday 3 June 2017.
By 3 June Curious Incident will have played almost 1,500 performances in London and been seen by over 1 and a half million people, and nearly 3 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.
To celebrate its five years in London and the final week of performances in the West End, the National Theatre is hosting a special platform bringing together the original creative team, including director Marianne Elliott, author Mark Haddon and playwright Simon Stephens. A Final Farewell to the West End takes place on Thursday 1 June at 5.15pm, following the matinee performance at the Gielgud Theatre and will be chaired by ITV’s Arts Editor, Nina Nannar.
Adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book 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. 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 Oliver Award for Best Actor.
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: 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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