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Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6AR
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Opened: 24 Jun 2014
Booking from: 16 Jun 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
  • NPSmith 5'10" male 2 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 26th August 2016
    The longevity of this National Theatre production speaks for itself. The show has NT written right through it like a stick of rock, with very high production values, excellent performances and thought provoking subject matter. Joseph Ayre, making his professional acting debut in the lead role is outstanding. The production relies strongly on very tightly controlled stage movement and timing, and the deceptively simple square box set from Bunny Christie is very tech-heavy and could upstage the actors if the performances were not of such high standard. Be prepared for a lot of narration, as the adaptation is like walking into a book. What stands out is the play's ability to give us a strong flavour of what it's like inside the mind of a teenager with Asperger's syndrome. Both witty and moving, it comes recommended. Note that the first act is much longer than the second, so don't worry that it seems very late at the interval!
    Due to the staging of this show, it's a real benefit to have a view of the stage floor, so the elevated position of the circle is a bonus. The seat has more than adequate legroom and although it's not the widest seat I've ever sat in it is comfortable for someone of average height and build like me. Again due to the staging, the central location is helpful to fully appreciate the technical aspects of the production. The good rake ensures that the heads of those in front are not distracting.
    D18 Dress Circle - Gielgud Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle D18
  • heidicatlin 5 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 10th March 2017
    Bought tickets as a friend's birthday present, not usually one for plays but it was absolutely outstanding. The cast were incredible, the use of lighting and staging blew me away. Would definitely recommend seeing this at the first opportunity.
    These seats have a fantastic view of the whole stage, are comfortable and right at the front of the Grand Circle.
    A14 Grand Circle - Gielgud Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle A14
  • priyamistry 7 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 23rd May 2017
    The show was as amazing as I had heard, really enthralling and well acted and good used of the whole stage. If you get a chance to see it you must, and stick around for a bit! My only issue is that they use live animals which I had not heard about and I didn't feel comfortable with so that ruined the show for me a bit, apart from that it's an amazing show.
    Sat in Stalls E7
    Unhindered close view of the stage. Only issue was because all the walls and the floor are are also used we couldn't really see what was on the right wall or the floor, but that didn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the play. The leg room is pretty standard for the stalls in a theatre, it was ok for me being 5'4". The seat is comfortable enough.
    E7 Stalls - Gielgud Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls E7
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME SEATING PLAN
Sit in the Circle for the best overall view of the stunning light up set and captivating projections.
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STORY
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.
SUITABLE FOR
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+
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