Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time reopened last night, 8 July 2014, at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.
VIP guests included Alice Levine, Amy Beth Hayes, Amy Molyneaux, Andrew Scott, Billy Bailey, Charlotte Riley, Dave Berry, David Gyasi, El James, Emma Freud, Frances O'Connor, Greg McHugh, Honor Blackman, Ian Glem, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ivan Massow, Jane Asher & Gerald Scarfe, Jeremy Vine, Joanne Froggatt, Jonathan Bailey, June Whitfield, Kelly Adams, Laura Whitmore, Louise Brealey, Lydia Rose Bewley, Masie Williams, Michel Roux Jr, Natascha McElhone, Reece Shearsmith, Sam Bailey, Samantha Barks, Sarah Solemani, Stephen Wight and Warwick Davis. Check out a first look at the star-studded event below!
The Gielgud cast comprises Graham Butler as Christopher, Vivienne Acheampong (No. 40/Punk Girl),Daniel Casey (Roger Shears), Emily Joyce (Judy), Abram Rooney (Alternate Christopher), Gay Soper(Mrs Alexander), Paul Stocker (Mr Thompson), Nicolas Tennant (Ed), Tony Turner (Reverend Peters),Victoria Willing (Mrs Shears) and Sarah Woodward (Siobhan). They are joined by Sam Bond, Penelope McGhie, Roxanne Palmer and Mark Rawlings.
Winner of seven Olivier Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in August 2012 playing to almost 27,000 people. Following the sell-out run at the NT the production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013 where almost 300,000 people saw the show. In February this year, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was performed for free 'in the round' in a stripped down version for 2000 East London school children and, in addition, a week of performances took place for over 1000 members of the Emergency Services and their families.
In May 2014 Simon Stephens' adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was added to the AQA GCSE English literature set texts for English schools, making it the only modern play currently performing in the West End to be part of AQA Post-1914 drama and prose selection.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently booking at the Gielgud Theatre to 14 February 2015. Public booking is now open for the Broadway premiere where performances will begin at the Barrymore Theatre on 15 September 2014, with opening night 5 October 2014. A tour of the UK and Ireland will open at The Lowry in Salford later this year.
Photo Credit: Dan Wooller
Tony Turner (Reverend Peters), Victoria Willing (Mrs Shears), Daniel Casey (Roger Shears), Emily Joyce (Judy), Graham Butler (Christopher Boone), Sarah Woodward (Siobhan), Nicolas Tennant (Ed), Gay Soper (Mrs Alexander), Sam Bond (Ensemble) and Vivienne Acheampong (No. 40/Punk Girl)
Giselle Roux and Michel Roux Jr
Matt Di Angelo and Kelly Adams
Joanne Froggatt and James Cannon
Iain Glen and Charlotte Emmerson
David Gyasi and Elena Gyasi
Charlotte Riley and Rupert Evans
Victoria Willing (Mrs Shears)
Nicolas Tennant (Ed)
Gay Soper (Mrs Alexander)
Emily Joyce (Judy)
Amy Beth Hayes