Extra matinees scheduled for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT–TIME this Christmas

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The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, and directed by Marianne Elliott, continues its successful West End run at the Gielgud Theatre, with tickets currently on sale until 22 April 2017.

Extra matinees have been added over the Christmas and New Year period:

Monday 19 December 2016 7.30pm
Tuesday 20 December 2016 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 21 December 2016 7.30pm
Thursday 22 December 2016 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 23 December 2016 7.30pm
Saturday 24 December 2016 2.30pm

Monday 26 December 2016 7.30pm
Tuesday 27 December 2016 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 28 December 2016 7.30pm
Thursday 29 December 2016 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 30 December 2016 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 31 December 2016 2.30pm

Joseph Ayre plays the central role of Christopher Boone with Jo Castleton as his teacher Siobhan, Nicolas Tennant as Ed, Sarah Stanley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Amanda Posener as Mrs Shears, Ross Waiton as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Gemma Knight Jones as No.40/Punk Girl, David Nellist as Reverend Peters, and nineteen year old Thomas Dennis is the alternate Christopher (the youngest actor ever to play Christopher). They are joined by Charleen Qwaye, Danielle Kassaraté, Philip Stewart, Matt Wilman and Penelope McGhie.

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands besides 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, and is 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 distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

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Photo: Joseph Ayre and writer of People, Places and Things, Duncan MacMillan at Friday’s Wilma Awards ceremony. Credit: Ollie Boito

Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg