The National Theatre has announced that after five years in London, their award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time playing at the Gielgud Theatre will close on Saturday 3 June 2017. The show will undertake a second UK tour starting in January 2017.
Adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens, the production is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards including Best Play, more than any other single play in West End history. By the time it closes The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will have played over 1600 performances and been seen by over 1 million people in London and 2.5 million people worldwide.
National Theatre Executive Director, Lisa Burger said: ‘Audiences in London and across the country have embraced Marianne Elliott’s groundbreaking production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Our first tour of Curious Incident was seen by over 400,000 people, and we are delighted to be embarking on a second national tour, bringing the production to new audiences across the country. This 35 week tour of the UK and Ireland will begin in January 2017, and just this week, we welcomed the new company for their first day of rehearsals.’
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is directed by Marianne Elliott, 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.