The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has found a new home in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre, following the widely-publicised ceiling collapse of the Apollo Theatre during a performance of the play on 19 December. It will commence its run at the Gielgud on 24 June.
A month’s worth of performances of the hit National Theatre production had to be cancelled following events at the Apollo, which is presently closed while restoration takes place.
The Gielgud is a near neighbour of the Apollo on Shaftesbury Avenue. National Theatre executive director Nick Starr expressed his thanks to its owners for stepping into the breach, saying: "We are grateful to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres for providing us with another home on Shaftesbury Avenue for the show. It’s a real wrench to leave the Apollo, but sadly the closure of the gallery to enable its restoration means that the show no longer works economically there".
If you already have an existing booking made through TheatrePeople.com to see the show before 24 June, we will refund you by your original payment method automatically over the next few days. If you would like to transfer your booking to another show instead, please contact us.
If you have an existing booking for 24 June onwards, we will contact you to see if you would like to transfer your booking to the Gielgud Theatre.
If you would like to make a new booking for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, tickets for the show will be on sale again from Monday 13 January. Please bookmark this page and come back then.
The somewhat larger size of the Gielgud means that an extra 200 seats will be available for each performance. The theatre is presently home to thriller Strangers On A Train, which will be followed in March by Blithe Spirit prior to The Curious Incident's opening.
The Curious Incident… is based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning 2003 novel about 15 year old Christopher Boone, who uses facts, forensics and systemised data - a symptom of his autistic-like behaviour - to launch an investigation into finding the killer of his neighbour’s dog.
During the play’s hiatus, the National Theatre is offering free performances of it in a rehearsal room format to schools and young people.