The National Theatre’s award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now in its final four weeks, with a last performance at the Gielgud Theatre in London on Saturday 3 June 2017.
To celebrate its five years in London and the final week of performances in the West End, the National Theatre is hosting a special platform with the original creative team, including director Marianne Elliott, author Mark Haddon and playwright Simon Stephens. A Final Farewell to the West End takes place on Thursday 1 June at 5.15pm, following the matinee performance at the Gielgud Theatre and will be chaired by ITV’s Arts Editor, Nina Nannar.
The Olivier and Tony Award®-winning play was adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. It is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.
By 3 June, Curious Incident will have played almost 1,500 performances in London and been seen by over 1 million people, and almost 2 and a half million people world-wide. The original production opened at the NT’s Cottesloe Theatre in September 2012, and transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013 before transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in July 2014. Curious Incident ran at the Barrymore Theatre in New York from September 2014 until September 2016, winning five Tony Awards® including Best Play and becoming the longest-running play on Broadway in more than 10 years.
The show tells the story of 15 year old Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary brain; and is exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He sets out to solve a mystery of who killed his neighbour’s dog, but his detective work takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. The role of Christopher has been played by 18 actors since the show originally opened in London. Luke Treadaway, who originated the role at the National Theatre, received a 2013 Oliver Award for Best Actor and Alex Sharp won the Tony Award® for Best Actor on Broadway.
Curious Incident is currently on its second tour of the UK and Ireland (now in Sheffield and touring in the UK until 16 September) and a major North American tour continues throughout 2017. Further international dates include a run at the Carré Theatre in Amsterdam from 20 September to 1 October 2017 and the Princess of Wales Theater in Toronto from 10 October to 19 November 2017.