Let The Right One In to re-open Apollo Theatre
Story by Jack Foley
HIT play Let The Right One In will re-open the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End at the end of March.
The theatre was closed following a ceiling collapse last year during a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, which severely injured 58 people.
The Curious Incident subsequently moved to the Gielgud while repair work was carried out to make the theatre safe, paving the way for the critically-acclaimed and South Bank Sky Arts award-winning production of Let The Right One In to take its place.
Based on the Swedish novel and cult-hit film by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the teenage vampire drama will transfer to the Apollo on March 26 for a strictly limited season until until September 27, 2014.
Let The Right One In opened at The Royal Court Theatre in London at the end of last year to widespread acclaim. It won the theatre prize at this year’s South Bank Awards.
Directed by John Tiffany from an adaptation by Jack Thorne, the production tells the story of the relationship between Oskar, a lonely bullied schoolboy, played by Martin Quinn, and Eli, a centuries-old vampire (Rebecca Benson) who befriends him. It is described as being “for adults and fearless teens aged 13+” and contains several gory scenes.
Benson and Quinn will reprise their roles alongside other cast members Graeme Dalling, Angus Miller, Cristian Ortega and Susan Vidler.