What do singer/songwriter Conor Maynard, comedian Russell Kane and former Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt have in common? They were all pictured at the 2015 media night for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.
They weren’t the only ones. Game Of Thrones stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli, X Factor contestant Luke Friend and comedian Shappi Khorsandi were also among the star-studded cast who braved the mini heatwave to see the Olivier Award-winning show’s new cast do their acclaimed stuff last night.
Based on Mark Haddon’s best-seller, and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is the story of 15-year-old Christopher who, though a maths genius, struggles to decode everyday life. When he finds a neighbour’s dog impaled on a garden fork, it sparks an investigation that finds the teenager uncovering secrets and embarking on an adventure he can barely imagine.
When the production, directed by Marianne Elliott, debuted in London it won seven Olivier Awards, equalling the record for the highest number of Oliviers won by a single show in one night.
A US production recently opened on Broadway, where it was similarly honoured at the Tonys, collecting five of New York’s most prestigious stage prizes.
If, like Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, you want to see The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre, you can book tickets through us here.
The hit show is also one of many taking part in Kids Week, our annual promotion offering a free child’s ticket with every adult ticket bought for performances in August. For more Kids Week info or to book tickets visit the Kids Week site.