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The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has extended its booking period to 22 April 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. The Olivier Award-winning production reopened at the Gielgud on 8 July 2014 and was previously booking to February 2017.
The production recently ended a Tony Award-winning run in New York at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 799 performances from 10 September 2014 to 4 September 2016. The first US National Tour production begins later this month.
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.
The cast currently includes Joseph Ayre, who is making his West End debut in the lead role of Christopher Boone, alongside Jo Castleton as Siohban, Nicholas Tennant as Ed, Sarah Stanley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander with Amanda Posener, Ross Waiton, Matthew Trevannion, Gemma Knight Jones, David Nellist, Charleen Qwaye, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman and Penelope McGhie.
"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 (now Dorfman) at the National Theatre in 2012, before transferring to the West End's Apollo Theatre, where it played until 19 December 2013.
Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.