After nearly five successful years in London, the National Theatre have announced the final extension of its West End run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with 50,000 extra tickets on sale today. The last performance at the Gielgud Theatre will be on Saturday 3 June 2017, whilst the show continues its life elsewhere, with a 25 city tour of the UK and Ireland beginning in January 2017 and a North American tour continuing until September 2017.
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 a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design – more Oliviers than any other single play in the history of the West End.
By 3 June 2017, Curious Incident will have played over 1,600 performances and been seen by over 1 million people in London, 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 over a decade.
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