The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
The smash-hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London for a strictly limited season, following an acclaimed UK and International tour.
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
This production contains strobe lighting, smoke effects, high-intensity video & light effects, and loud sound effects.
Suitable for 11yrs+
There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show.
Booking to 27th April 2019
The Lehman Trilogy
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy transfers to the West End for 12 weeks only.
Sam Mendes (The Ferryman, Skyfall) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who reprise their acclaimed roles as the Lehman Brothers, and their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside, dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
Told in three parts on a single evening, The Lehman Trilogy is a story of a family and a company that changed the world.
Booking from 13th May to 3rd August 2019
At its grand opening on Friday 27th April 1928, the Piccadilly Theatre was one of the largest theatres in London, with its souvenir brochure claiming, ‘If all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris’. The Opening Night’s production of Jerome Kern’s musical Blue Eyes, starred one of the most popular actresses of the time, Miss Evelyn Laye.
In its early days, the Piccadilly functioned as a cinema and made entertainment history when it premiered the first talking picture to be presented in Britain, The Singing Fool with Al Jolson, with Jolson opening The Jazz Singer in 1928 and appearing afterwards on-stage at the Piccadilly to sing Mammy.
The Piccadilly has presented most forms of stage entertainment from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to A Night with Dame Edna. There have been various Royal Shakespeare Company productions such as Edward II starring Ian McKellen, and Henry Fonda with his West End debut in the play Clarence Darrow.
The 1990s saw a rise in the number of musicals, ballet and dance, notably the most successful commercial ballet season to ever play in the West End, Adventures in Motion Pictures’ Swan Lake. The Piccadilly has been residence to a season of plays directed by Sir Peter Hall, starring celebrated names such as Judi Dench, Michael Pennington, Julia MacKenzie and Eric Sykes. Also hosted at the theatre was the musical Spend Spend Spend starring Olivier award-winning actress, Barbara Dickson, Shockheaded Peter which was a sell-out run, Noises Off with Lynn Redgrave, Ragtime, the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Jumpers, Grease the Musical, Guys and Dolls and Jailhouse Rock. Recent shows include the world premiere of Ghost the Musical and the world premiere of Viva Forever. The Piccadilly was home to Dirty Dancing the Classic Story on Stage, which plays to February 2014, before Jersey Boys opens in March 2014, transferring from the Prince Edward Theatre.
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