Ceiling partly collapsed at Haymarket Theatre injuring 15 theatre-goers!


Ceiling partly collapsed at Haymarket Theatre injuring 15 theatre-goers!

15 theatregoers were reported injured last night (Sat 15 May) when the ceiling partly collapsed at the Haymarket Theatre.

Audience members ran for safety as plaster started to fall during a performance of When Harry Met Sally, just after 10pm. Ambulances were called but there were thought to be no serious injuries.

The chandelier dropped about four feet from the ceiling but was stopped from plunging into the audience by its safety rope. The motion dislodged parts of the ceiling, which fell into the auditorium, police said.

An eyewitness told BBC Radio Five Live that one of the show's star, Luke Perry, leapt off the stage to help people to safety.

(There are no performances of When Harry Met Sally on MONDAY 17th & TUESDAY 18th MAY 2004. The performnace on Wednesday 19th and all future performances are excepted to take place as scheduled.)

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