Curious Incident closes Apollo - re-opens Gielgud in June
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has officially closed at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, following part of the roof collapse during a performance on 19 Dec 2013, and will now re-open at the Gielgud Theatre 8 July 2014, following previews from 24 June - booking to 17 Feb 2015..
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday 17 January, with a week’s priority before that for those who have had bookings at the Apollo Theatre.
Nick Starr, NT Executive Director, said: “We are grateful to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres for providing us with another home on Shaftesbury Avenue for the show, which has played to full houses at the Apollo since it transferred there last March. It will be a real wrench to leave that beautiful theatre, but sadly the closure of the gallery to enable its restoration means that the show no longer works economically there. We look forward to renewing our relationship with Nimax Theatres on another show in the future.”
Nica Burns, CEO of Nimax Theatres, said: “This was and is a deeply upsetting incident for everyone. We are sorry to lose such a wonderful production and wish it well.”
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, it is directed by Marianne Elliott, designed by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Ian Dickinson.
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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time played to sold out houses at the National Theatre's small Cottesloe Theatre 24 July to 27 Oct 2012, and transferred to the West End's Apollo Theatre, opening 12 March 2013, following previews from 1 March, where it ran to 19 Dec 2013 when the roof of the Apollo theatre collapsed during a performance.