The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to close in the West End
The National Theatre's production embarks on a UK tour next year
The National Theatre's hit production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will end its West End run in June 2017, it has been announced.
The show, which opened originally in the Cottesloe Theatre in September 2012, before transferring to the West End in March 2013, will have its final performance on 3 June.
Simon Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel follows the story of Christopher Boone, a young boy who sets out on a detective mission to work out who killed his neighbour's dog. Marianne Elliott's production won seven Olivier Awards - more than any other play in the history the West End. The show also ran in the US, winning five Tony Awards and becoming the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade.
The production moved from the Apollo Theatre to the Gielgud in the West End in July 2014 after parts of the roof in the Apollo's auditorium collapsed in the middle of a performance.
The original Christopher Boone was Luke Treadaway and Joseph Ayre currently plays the character at the Gielgud Theatre.
The show embarks on a UK tour from January 2017. Tickets for the final West End extension go on sale today.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time runs at the Gielgud Theatre until 3 June 2017.