Apollo Show To Re-open

8 January 2014, 11:14 | Updated: 8 January 2014, 11:27

The National Theatre has found a new venue for the stage show the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime.

It closed down at the Apollo last month - after more than 80 people were injured when plaster from the roof collapsed on the audience.

It will open at the Gielgud Theatre in June.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday 17 January, with a week's priority before that for those who have had bookings  at the Apollo Theatre.

Nick Starr, National Theartre Executive Director, said: 'We are grateful to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres for providing us with another home on Shaftesbury Avenue for the show, which
 has played to full houses at the Apollo since it transferred there last March. It will be a real wrench to leave that beautiful theatre, but sadly the closure of the gallery to enable its restoration means that the show no longer works economically there.'

In February, during the lay-off of the production, the National Theatre is taking the opportunity to offer free performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for schools and young people.

These will be performed by the cast from the Apollo in a rehearsal-room format with minimal settings and lighting.