Jude Law will join The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time stars Luke Treadaway and Niamh Cusack as part of A Curious Night at the Theatre, a unique charity gala at the Apollo Theatre on 1 July 2013.The event, which raises money for charities Ambitious about Autism and The National Autistic Society, is being produced by Treadaway and director Katy Rudd.
Speaking to WhatsOnStage recently, Treadaway, who recently won an Olivier Award for his portrayal of Christopher Boone, said he had the idea for the fundraiser when visiting autistic schools in preparation for playing the role.
A Curious Night at the Theatre features the world premiere of Simon Stephens and Mark Haddon's especially-written sequel to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
The new play, a detective story, will feature live performances from Jude Law, Luke Treadaway (as Christopher Boone) and Niamh Cusack as well as filmed performances from Helen Mirren, BAFTA-winning James Bond actor Ben Whishaw, Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Sherlock's Andrew Scott. Filming is by the Messrs Group.
The event is being hosted by Mel Giedroyc, comedian and co-presenter of The Great British Bake-Off, and also contains stand-up comedy from Simon Amstell. Music is provided by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bat for Lashes, the all female vocal group The Boxettes, pianist Derek Paravicini and The James Christy Band.
There will also be a live auction with lots including tea at the Ritz with Matt Smith and a walk on role in War Horse.
For tickets call 0844 482 9671.