The Curious Incident

Curious
Winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play,  The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time is adapted from Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel of the same name. This innovative and exciting production tells the story of an autistic teenager coping with a family struggle. 15-year-old Christopher Boone discovers the dead body of his neighbour’s dog one evening. This leads him on a heart wrenching journey of discovery as he tries to solve the mystery of the murder, but ends up unearthing vital puzzle pieces about his own life whilst he struggles to deal with the restraints of his mental condition. After a sell out season at the National Theatre and the West End's Apollo Theatre, this award winning play transfers to the Gielgud Theatre from 24th June 2014.
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Booking until 23 May 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

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History

Originally known first as the Hicks Theatre, then the Globe Theatre, the theatre became the Gielgud Theatre in 1997 in honour of the actor John Gielgud, who performed at the theatre throughout his career.

The theatre has always been a considerable success among its West End counterparts and opened in 1906 with the hit musical The Beauty of Bath. The theatre then went on to house A Waltz Dream (1908) which was equally successful.

The Gielgud is generally characterised by shorter to medium runs of well written plays and has housed works from many success playwrights such as George Bernard Shaw’s Candida (1937) Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (1939) and many Alan Ayckbourn premiers.

To date the longest running show at the theatre was a production of Daisy Pulls It Off which ran for almost 4 years from 1987. In more recent years the theatre has housed Tell me on a Sunday (2003), One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest (2004), Avenue Q (2009) Yes, Prime Minister! (2010) and The Ladykillers (2011.) The theatre also housed a production of Chariots of Fire in 2012 which coincided with the London Olympics. Dame Helen Mirren headed up a sold out production of The Audience in early 2013, which was followed by a revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives starring Anna Chancellor.

A brand new stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train made its world debut at the Gielgud Theatre in November 2013.  Following that, Broadway transfer Blithe Spirit, starring Angela Lansbury, ran at the theatre from March 2014.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time resumes its West End run at the Gielgud Theatre from June 2014 following its early closure at the neighbouring Apollo Theatre.