Extensions for Mormon, Curious Incident and Sunny Afternoon
It’s the turn of three high profile west end shows to add new dates to their runs, with The Book of Mormon extending at the Prince of Wales Theatre, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time extending at the Gielgud Theatre and Sunny Afternoon following suit at the Harold Pinter Theatre. All of the shows have new booking periods that take them further into 2016.
The Book Of Mormon’s goes to May, the latest in a long line of extensions since the show first opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in March 2013. The popular Broadway musical comes from the team behind South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q, Robert Lopez, and follows Mormon missionaries in Uganda attempting to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, the locals have bigger things to worry about.
It has earned awards on both sides of the Atlantic, ensuring a steady stream of theatregoers night after night and also allowing it to extend to Saturday 28th May 2016.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is granted a longer extension to October, with the acclaimed play continuing to find fans across the capital. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, the show follows the character of Christopher (Sion Daniel Young) as he attempts to solve the mystery of his neighbour’s dead dog. The autistic teenager utilises his skills to solve the crime, hoping to clear his own name in the process.
The production is a transfer from the National Theatre, originally played at the Apollo Theatre before taking up residence at the Gielgud Theatre following the well-publicised ceiling collapse at the former venue. It now continues at the Gielgud Theatre and is taking bookings for performances up to Saturday 29th October 2016.
Finally, Sunny Afternoon is the jukebox musical based on the hits of The Kinks, which chronicles the band as they hit the big time. Another popular production, it has earned many fans since it opened in 2014.
The production continues at the Harold Pinter Theatre and is now booking to Saturday 25th June 2016.
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