Following the ceiling collapse in December that has meant a month of performances being cancelled, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will not be returning to the Apollo Theatre. The producers of the show have advised that the show will now close at the Apollo Theatre and will re-open at The Gielgud Theatre from 24th June and Opening night on 8th July 2014.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday 17 January, with a week’s priority before that for those who have had bookings at the Apollo Theatre.
Nick Starr, NT executive director, said: “We are grateful to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres for providing us with another home on Shaftesbury Avenue for the show, which has played to full houses at the Apollo since it transferred there last March. It will be a real wrench to leave that beautiful theatre, but sadly the closure of the gallery to enable its restoration means that the show no longer works economically there. We look forward to renewing our relationship with Nimax Theatres on another show in the future.”
No further details have been given as to when the Apollo will be able to reopen.
Nica Burns, chief executive of Nimax Theatres, which owns the Apollo, described the accident as a “deeply upsetting incident for everyone”. She added: “We are sorry to lose such a wonderful production and wish it well.”
In February, the National Theatre will offer free performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for schools and young people. The performances will be by the cast from the Apollo in a rehearsal-room format with minimal settings and lighting. Further details will be announced soon.
Wednesday 8th January 2014