The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Moving to the Gielgud Theatre
The National Theatre Production was Running at the Apollo Theatre During Ceiling Collapse
The future of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been secured in the West End as it has been announced that the production, which was performing at the Apollo Theatre on the night of the venue’s ceiling collapse last month, will be moving to the Gielgud Theatre.
The show was due to reopen at the Apollo earlier this month but this was postponed as investigations continued into the cause of the incident, which injured over 80 people.
Now the show is set to continue in June when it replaces Blithe Spirit, the upcoming Noel Coward revival starring Angela Lansbury, at the Gielgud.
The play, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, is enormously popular and has accumulated a wealth of fans thanks not only to its award-winning story but also its cast members. This led to big wins at the Laurence Olivier Awards in 2013. So despite the ceiling collapse in December fans were clearly eager to see the show continue in the West End, as well as those that had picked up theatre tickets to the show before it was cancelled.
The story focuses on Christopher, a teenager with behavioural problems, who must mount an investigation into the death of his neighbour’s dog. The canine was found by Christopher and the locals think he might be behind the act, so not only is this a story about a mystery it is also one of a teenage boy attempting to clear his name.
Luke Treadaway originated the role when it opened at the National Theatre and upon its transfer to the Apollo, with Mike Noble replacing him last year.
Audiences that purchased tickets, for shows cancelled due to the incident, from sellers other than the National Theatre and Apollo Theatre are advised to contact the companies that sold them.
The Gielgud Theatre is currently the home of Strangers On A Train, which closes in February and is replaced by the mentioned Blithe Spirit. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will then follow from Tuesday 8th July 2014 (with previews from Tuesday 24th June 2014). It will initially take bookings to Tuesday 17th February 2015.