Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
During the packed performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at London’s Apollo Theatre, a part of ceiling was collapsed which injured a few people. Owner of the theatre stated that incident as ‘shocking and upsetting’ and informed that investigation was going on. The play will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre from June according to the sources.
During the accident eight members were badly hurt whereas 700 theatregoers and staff had been evacuated from the building of Apollo Theatre. This led to the emergency safety checks of every historic theatre in London Westend. For the time being, performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog has been suspended. Recently National Theatre made announcement regarding resuming of play at Gielgud Theatre from June 24, 2014.
For the fans of the show, here is some good news as they can book tickets from Friday, January 17. Gielgud Theatre is located near Apollo Theatre in West End. CEO of Nimax theatre, Nica Burns stated, “This was and is a deeply upsetting incident for everyone. We are sorry to lose such a wonderful production and wish it well.” All the ticket holders of Apollo theatre will be offered a refund or booking will get transferred to the Gielgud Theatre. National Theatre’s Executive Director, Nick Starr said, “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.” The Curious Incident will mark its Broadway premier in New York in October 2014 as confirmed by National Theatre.
10 Jan 201