The multi Olivier Award-winning The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time has extended its run at the Gielgud Theatre to 18 June 2016.
The winner of seven Olivier Awards in 2013, making it the most successful play in the history of the awards, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time has become a firm favourite in the West End after transferring from the National Theatre where it premiered in 2012.
Its latest extension sees more than 135,000 tickets released, giving audiences a further four months to join the thousands of people to witness the stunning story that is also currently capturing the imagination of audiences in New York and on its UK tour.
Adapted from Mark Haddon’s popular book by acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time uses Marianne Elliott’s innovative direction and bold movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett to take audiences inside the mind of 13-year-old autistic teenager Christopher.
Determined to find out who killed his neighbour’s dog, Christopher sets out on a courageous mission that takes him out of his comfort zone and into a world full of unknowns and disorder, turning his life upside down in the process.
Speaking about how the talented creative team bought this fascinating story to the stage and its continued appeal, writer Stephens reflected: “This can’t be a piece of theatre that alienates people. It has to be a piece of theatre that you can come to if you’re 10 years old or if you’re 90 years old. It needs to appeal to people that have very high art taste in theatre, but also it’s got to be a family night out, and I thought that Marianne [Elliott] could release that really beautifully and really perfectly. Everybody working on it, the entire creative team, were united in wanting to tell Christopher’s story as honestly and properly as possible.”
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time currently stars Sion Daniel Young as Christopher Boone, Rebecca Lacey as his teacher Siobhan, and Nicolas Tennant and Mary Stockley as his parents.