The Latest West End Booking Extensions
Curious Incident, Matilda and War Horse Add New Dates in the Capital
Various west end shows have added new dates in the capital, allowing audiences to pick up theatre tickets for performances well into 2016. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time extends to June, Matilda to December and War Horse makes a big announcement with its extension to March 2016 as this is set to take it up to its closure in the West End.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is a famous National Theatre production based on the novel by Mark Haddon. It tells the story of Christopher, a teenager with learning difficulties who discovers the body of his neighbour’s dog. As a result he sets off on a journey to find the culprit, aware that the crime may be pinned on him if he is not successful.
The production originally ran at the Cottesloe National Theatre (now the Dorfman National Theatre) and later transferred to the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End. It then transferred to its current home of the Gielgud Theatre in July 2014.
The Laurence Olivier Award-winning production continues to be popular with audiences and critics and is now extended to Saturday 18th June 2016.
Matilda The Musical is also a critically acclaimed audience favourite. The Royal Shakespeare Company production originally ran at the company’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End in 2011. The show is based on the novel by Roald Dahl and tells the story of a precocious schoolgirl with the power to put people in their place. This comes to a head when she develops telekinetic powers.
The show is another Laurence Olivier Award-winner and is now booking at the Cambridge Theatre for performances to Sunday 18th December 2016.
Finally, War Horse is another show to be based on a novel (by Michael Morpurgo) and also boasts Laurence Olivier Awards as well. The show is set during the First World War and focuses on the character of Albert as he attempts to retrieve his beloved horse Joey from the frontline.
With an acclaimed story and impressive puppet work onstage, the show has been a favourite with audiences for many years. Now it is set to close in the West End with its latest booking extension taking it to Saturday 12th March 2016.
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