February 16, 2013
What’s playing and coming up at the Apollo Theatre.
January 30, 2013
Following the global success of War Horse, the National Theatre is hoping that they can replicate the success with another Marianne Elliott-helmed production – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
And if the reviews from its short run at the National are anything to go by, it should be another winner.
The press was superlative for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which is a new adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon’s popular novel. The Independent called it “a profoundly moving play” and heralded Luke Treadaway’s performance in the lead role as Christopher as a “remarkable performance”. The Telegraph said that, “it resonates with quality, and will undoubtedly be another hit for the ever-bold National Theatre.”
The show transfers to the Apollo Theatre in London from 1 March, and is initially booking until 25 May 2013.
Alongside Luke Treadaway (who performs on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays) as Christopher Boone, the fifteen year old maths genius with behavioural problems, is Matthew Barker, Niamh Cusack, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi and Howard Ward, all of whom were also in the original cast.
January 17, 2013
Luke Treadaway heads to the West End in the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
It’s hard to imagine getting better reviews for a play than those for Luke Treadaway’s performance as Christopher in the National’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2012.
Michael Billington in the Guardian: “A remarkable performance from Luke Treadaway captures all the hero’s zeal, obduracy and terror of tactile contact”; Laura Thompson in the Telegraph: “Luke Treadaway’s performance as Christopher would be called a tour-de-force, except that this misses the terrible vulnerability at its heart”; Henry Hitchings in the Standard: “ It’s a performance of great physical poise and stunning conviction”; and TimeOut’s “Luke Treadaway is astonishing”.
Luke’s theatre credits include War Horse and Saint Joan at the National Theatre, Piranha Heights at the Soho Theatre and Over There at the Royal Court Theatre alongside his twin brother Harry.
Screen work includes TV drama Clapham Junction and The Innocence Project, and films Wasteland, Get Lucky, St George’s Day, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, You Instead, Late Bloomers, Attack the Block, Killing Bono, The Whistleblower, Clash of the Titans, Heartless and Brothers of the Head.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, transfers from the National to the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue and also stars Niamh Cusack.
January 7, 2013
The National Theatre’s sell-out production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time transfers to the Apollo Theatre in the West End. Based on Mark Haddon’s novel and directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse), the cast includes Luke Treadaway and Niamh Cusack.
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.
Luke Treadaway will recreate his ‘astonishing’ (Time Out) performance as Christopher Boone. He will be joined by Matthew Barker, Niamh Cusack, Sophie Duval, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Nick Sidi and Howard Ward, who were also in the original cast.
Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published in 2003. It was the winner of more than seventeen literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004.
Theatre: Apollo Theatre
September 27, 2012
Save £25 on tickets to see Idina Menzel at the Apollo Theatre in London.
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Idina Menzel is back in London for a rare series of concerts at the Apollo Theatre in London.
The Tony Award-winning star of Wicked and regular guest-star in Glee is returning to the UK following a series of acclaimed US concerts.
Backed by a 25-piece orchestra she will sing songs from both her musical theatre and pop career – and some exciting new material.
Idina is best known for originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. No stranger to London, she also played the role in the original West End cast.
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June 9, 2012
Save £21.50 on tickets to see the acclaimed production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre starring David Suchet.
Westendtheatre.com presents a special offer to see one of British theatre’s finest actors give the performance of a lifetime as David Suchet stars in Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre in London.
Acclaimed director Anthony Page’s new production follows the Irish-American Tyrone family over a single summer day as their delicate relationships begin to crack. The play also stars Golden Globe nominee Laurie Metcalf, most famous for her role as Jackie in Roseanne.
April 29, 2012
TV’s Poirot returns to the West End stage in Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey into Night.
David Suchet is back in the West End – and at the Apollo Theatre – to play James Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill’s powerful drama Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Acting alongside Laurie Metcalf, the production is directed by Anthony Page.
Set in 1912, the play is a riveting view of the life of James Tyrone (David Suchet), Mary Tyrone (Laurie Metcalf) and their sons, Jamie (Trevor White) and Edmund (Kyle Soller) during one fateful summer’s day.
David Suchet last appeared in the West End in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre in 2010, alongside Zoe Wanamaker.
March 25, 2012
Mark Rylance stars as Olivia in this all-male production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Tim Carroll and also featuring Stephen Fry as Malvolio.
March 25, 2012
Olivier and Tony-award winning Mark Rylance stars as Richard III in this new Shakespeare’s Globe production, featuring an all-male cast directed by Tim Carroll.
February 12, 2012
Acclaimed actor David Haig puts in a terrific performance as King George III in the West End premiere of Alan Bennett’s smash-hit comedy The Madness Of George III.
Originally premiering at the National Theatre in 1991, the play went on to become an international theatre sensation and was made into an award-winning film. This brand new production wowed the critics when it opened at the Theatre Royal Bath in August 2011 and now transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season.
This epic production features a stellar cast alongside David Haig including Clive Francis, Beatie Edney and Madhav Sharma.