From a Game Of Thrones trio to one of Theatreland’s starriest – not to most mention sickeningly talented – couples, Shaftesbury Avenue boasted more famous faces than Madame Tussauds last night as a glittering line-up came out in force to celebrate the much-anticipated West End return of the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.
Boasting a record-equalling seven Olivier Awards, it’s no surprise everyone from Sherlock’s Andrew Scott to this year’s Best Actress Olivier Award winner Lesley Manville turned out to watch Graham Butler’s West End debut in the lead role of Christopher in Simon Stephens’ stunning stage adaptation at its new venue, the Gielgud Theatre.
Flying the flag for HBO’s hugely popular fantasy series were Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Maisie Williams, while Urinetown The Musical’s Richard Fleeshman arrived on the arm of Les Misérables star Samantha Barks, and joined familiar faces from screen including Mr Selfridge’s Amy Beth Hayes and Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt on the red carpet.
However the most celebrated attendees of the night were quite rightly the hugely talented creative team including director Marianne Elliott and Mark Haddon, who was in the audience to watch his award-winning novel once again take centre stage.
Check out the gallery of the opening night above and find out more about the show in our First Night Feature.