Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6AR
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Opened: 24 Jun 2014
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 17 Jun 2017
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

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  • livvygiddings 5"9 female 3 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 28th June 2016
    The show is brilliant, telling a story of Christopher Boone a 15 year old boy with autism. The story line is gripping and the actors kept the audiences attention at all times. There are funny moments throughout the show. The night I saw the show about 25 minutes in an emergency alarm went off throughout the theatre. This was a very strange experience, the whole theatre, including the cast were evacuated from the theatre. Fortunately this wasn't anything and about 15 minutes later everyone was quickly escorted back to their seats. The theatre manager came out on stage and explained that an emergency door had been opened and no one knew it was going to happen and that the show would resume from when left off. The cast were AMAZING and coped extremely well with this issue and none of them seemed phased at all by this. Considering this was only the 2nd week with the new cast. The AV and technology in the show is incredible, with a magical set which is brought to life. The physicality of the actors it stupendous. The costumes are realistic every day wear, which works for the show. I have seen this twice and would definitely see it again.
    The entire of the stage left of the set unfortunately I couldn't see, and the downstage left area of the stage. Despite this the seats were comfortable and there was plenty of leg room.
    D3 Grand Circle - Gielgud Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle D3
  • alexwarren1 173cm male 15 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 16th February 2017
    In my opinion, the first half dragged a little bit, however the second half felt so short. The visuals were amazing and it's definitely a show I would watch again. I was wowed at the amount of lines and staging the main character had to learn. I feel like he only went off a few times. The actor had so much to learn and portrayed the character really well.
    Sat in Stalls T10
    LEGROOM: Personally I could have done with a bit more leg room, but it wasn't too bad. It had enough room so that I could put my shopping underneath the seat and still have room for people to pass by. COMFORT: This was pretty good and I felt no undesire to stay seated. VIEW: It was an alright seat, however, being my first official West End play I wanted to be able to see all the visuals as I had heard such great things about it. I was a little let down when I found out that my view cut out part of that. However, I was still able to see the whole of the stage as seating was on a slight incline. If wanting to see this show I would say to sit in Row M or further forward in the Stalls to be able to get more of the stage, but to sit in the Dress Circle somewhere in the middle to get the full effect of the play.
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    View from Stalls T10
  • jamesatwill 178 male 38 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 23rd March 2017
    Second time seeing this and was desperate to see it again before it closes. Absolutely brilliant performances from the cast all round, yet the star of this show for me is still the staging - just mind blowing.
    Sat in Stalls B17
    For this production (Curious Incident) this seat was on the end of the front row. The legroom is amazing (though watch your toes - I had my feet resting against the black sheet in front of me, and at one point part of the front of the stage lowers and I could feel it moving). I am 5ft 10 and the floor of the stage was pretty much exactly at my eye level, so I could see everything that was happening apart from projections and drawings on the floor, but these were replicated on the walls anyway so wasn't really an issue. I would definitely sit here again - in Curious Incident there are a few times where you really feel part of the action (had a torch shone in my face, pointed at during the maths question and at one point Christopher was pretty much sat on my lap on the front of the stage!)
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    View from Stalls B17
  • Jord 5"11 male 36 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 9th March 2017
    Having seen the play 3 times, I've always noticed different things each time and it's a show I could easily keep going back to! I wouldn't recommend going on a Matinee as there was about 7 different groups of school children in who were very loud and disruptive. They really should only accept 16+ year olds for this show, there is a fair bit of language and the children just didn't understand the emotional side of the show and saw it all as a comedy laughing at the wrong parts.
    The view was pretty perfect. You can see all 3 walls and the floor of the stage, the only parts where your view is restricted in any kind of way is when Siobhan walks through the stalls to stand by the front of the stage, but you can see her if you lean forward. This seat is also a designated prime number seat!
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    View from Dress Circle J19
Sit in the Circle for the best overall view of the stunning light up set and captivating projections.
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Every now and then a production comes along that wipes the floor with all that’s gone before it. The National theatre’s adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one such production.

Since premiering at the National back in 2012 the show has taken the West End and Broadway by storm, scooping a staggering seven Olivier Awards and five Tony’s including Best Play at both ceremonies.

Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens, the show boasts an outstanding creative team including superstar director Marianne Elliot (War Horse, The Light Princess). Bunny Christie’s jaw dropping design, together with Finn Ross’s video projections and Paule Constable’s pinpricks of multi-coloured light create a real high-tech setting. Add to this original music by Adrian Sutton and beautiful movement by Frantic Assembly’s Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham and you’ve got something very unique.

Christopher Boone is a math genius but suffers from an unspecified disorder that means he struggles to understand other people and the world around him. When Mrs Shears dog Wellington is found murdered with a pitchfork, Christopher resolves to solve the mystery and catch the killer. However his investigations leave him under suspicion by the local constabulary. As Christopher attempts to discovers the true identity of Wellington’s killer his journey leads to some big revelations. As his journey of discovery takes him all the way in London, Christopher faces a world of terrifying new experiences.

This production’s biggest achievement is that it really explores what it is like to be Christopher and to experience the world the way he does.

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was the recipient of more than seventeen literary awards… and if all this wasn’t enough the play also features some real life animals!

This is truly an unmissable production.
This is a great show for those looking for something a bit different or a play that has all of the ‘wow factor’ of a West End musical. Please note this production is recommended for ages 11 + as it features some strong language.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 13+