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Curious Incident booking extension at the Gielgud Theatre until Feb 2016
The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has announced new tickets on sale, as it has extended its booking period to 13 February 2016.
Olivier Award-winning production reopened at the Gielgud Theatre on 8 July 2014, following previews from 24 June. It was previously booking to 24 October 2015.
The play was one of the big winners at last night’s Tony Awards ceremony in New York, where it won five trophies: Best New Play - Simon Stephens, Best Direction of a Play - Marianne Elliott, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Alex Sharp as Christopher Boone, Best Lighting Design of a Play – Paule Constable and Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bunny Christie and Finn Ross.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
There will be some changes to the London cast from 22 June 2015, as follows: Sion Daniel Young will take over the lead role of Christopher Boone (from Graham Butler), with Rebecca Lacey as Siobhan, Mary Stockley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Indra Ove as Mrs Shears, Stephen Beckett as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Pearl Mackie as No. 40/Punk Girl, Sean Mckenzie as Reverend Peters and Kaffe Keating as alternate Christopher. They are joined by Nicholas Tennant who continues as Ed, Mark Rawlings and Penelope McGhie who continue with the company and Naomi Said and Simon Victor.
Synopsis: "Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world."
The original production won seven Olivier Awards, including the award for Best New Play, and opened at the Cottesloe Theatre at the National Theatre in 2012, before transferring to the West End's Apollo Theatre, where it played until 19 December 2013.