The West End run of the National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is to shutter at the Gielgud Theatre June 3, 2017, after a run of over three years.
It originally transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013, but following a collapse of the theatre ceiling in November 2013, it reopened at the Gielgud Theatre in July 2014. By the time it closes, it will have played over 1,600 performances and been seen by over one million people in London, and almost two-and-a-half million people worldwide, including on Broadway, where it ran for two years at the Barrymore Theatre. During its New York run, it won five Tony Awards, including Best Play, and became the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade.
The play will continue its life elsewhere, with a 25-city tour of the U.K. and Ireland beginning in January 2017 and a North American tour continuing until September 2017.
In a statement, National executive director Lisa Burger commented, “Audiences in London and across the country have embraced Marianne Elliott’s ground-breaking 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 U.K and Ireland will begin in January 2017, and just this week, we welcomed the new company for their first day of rehearsals.”