More West End Shows Extend
Two shows have added new dates in the West End this week and both of them could be considered surprising candidates. Usually these types of stories concern high profile big budget musicals, which regularly add new dates to their respective performances (like The Phantom of the Opera, which has been running since 1986 as a result), but today the shows take the forms of a play and children’s show.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time looks set to be the latest National Theatre production to enjoy a long stay in the West End, following in the footsteps of shows like War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors. When it originally opened, the production had been booking to May 2013 and an extension was granted in February that added new dates to Saturday 31st August 2013. Now audiences have until 2014 to get tickets to the show as its popularity has only grown since officially opening last week.
Based on Mark Haddon’s popular novel it follows a teenager with behavioural problems who must solve the mystery of his neighbour’s dead dog or else he will be the one blamed for the crime.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is now booking at the Apollo Theatre until Saturday 4th January 2014.
The other show to extend is Potted Potter, a show that returns to the capital this month with a run at the Garrick Theatre.
The popular condensed version of the Harry Potter series of books, which stars Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner (or Dan & Jeff to their fans), previously ran at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2011 and that followed an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They are also behind shows like Potted Panto and Potted Pirates, among others, which have also been seen in the capital over the years.
Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Potter Experience will run at the Garrick Theatre from Saturday 23rd March 2013 to Sunday 21st April 2013 (it was originally running to Sunday 14th April 2013).