Let The Right One In Transferring to the Reopening Apollo Theatre
The Venue Is Set to Reopen Following the Ceiling Collapse During The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Back in December the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre collapsed, making headlines around the world, and this led to the closure of the ongoing show The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. That production is now set to return to the Gielgud Theatre in June and in the mean time the Apollo Theatre has remained closed.
Now it has been revealed, according to an interview with Nica Burns in the London Evening Standard (via Official London theatre), that the venue is set to reopen in March with the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Let The Right One In.
Directed by John Tiffany, Let The Right One In is based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and has also been seen on the big screen (in the Swedish movie Let The Right One In and the American movie Let Me In). It tells the story of a teenage boy called Oskar, who lives next door to the mysterious Eli, as a range of killings begin to take place – possibly at the hands of a vampire.
The novel emerged in 2004 and the movie versions at the end of the last decade. The stage version, meanwhile, was put together by the National Theatre of Scotland and appeared at the Dundee Rep and the Royal Court Theatre ahead of its West End debut. A Swedish version was also staged in 2010.
Director John Tiffany has worked on various shows for the National Theatre of Scotland as he was the Associate Director of New Work for the company from 2004. He has direted he likes of Black Watch for the company and is also the Broadway and West End director of Once, which currently runs at the Phoenix Theatre.
Meanwhile, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is also based on a book by Mark Haddon, which tells of a teenager with learning difficulties who must solve the mystery of the death of his neighbour’s dog. The production originally appeared at the National Theatre before transferring to the Apollo Theatre prior to the ceiling collapse. It reopens at the Gielgud Theatre on Tuesday 24th June 2014.
Let The Right One In, meanwhile, opens at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday 26th March 2014.