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Matinees: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Danielle Kassaraté (information) Joseph Ayre (Christopher) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Photo by Alex Rumford
Danielle Kassaraté (information) Joseph Ayre (Christopher) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Photo by Alex Rumford.

The National Theatre has announced two extra matinees for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Tuesday 14th February and Tuesday 30th May 2017. Curious Incident has its final West End performance at the Gielgud Theatre on Saturday 3rd June 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.

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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 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 West End cast comprises of: Joseph Ayre as 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, Danielle Kassaraté/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 Penelope McGhie, Charleen Qwaye, Philip Stewart and Matt Wilman.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is also on a major tour of the UK and Ireland. It is currently at The Lowry in Salford (until 4 February) and continues to Aylesbury, Edinburgh, Leeds, Canterbury, Bath, Southampton, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, Sheffield, Oxford, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bristol, Plymouth, Birmingham, Llandudno, Southend, Liverpool, Bradford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Norwich, finishing at Milton Keynes Theatre on 16 September 2017.

Gielgud Theatre Listings Information
Address: Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR
Booking to the final West End performance on 3 June 2017
Performances: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Extra matinees at 2.30pm on Tuesday 14 February and 30 May 2017

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