Part of Apollo theatre roof collapses during performance

Part of the Apollo theatre roof has collapsed during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. All performances have been cancelled until 6th Jan 2014, and currently 6th ­- 31st Jan performances are no longer on sale - but have not been cancelled.

According to reports from the BBC: An eyewitness said she heard "a crackling" noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT.

It is reported that there are around 76 people injured - seven seriously, but there were no life-threatening injuries.

The Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, designed by Lewin Sharp, opened on 21st February 1901. It has a seating capacity of around 775. The theatre is currently owned by Nimax Theatres - Chairman - Max Weitzenhoffer Chief Executive - Nica Burns.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, opened at the National Theatre's small Cottesloe Theatre 24 July to 27 Oct 2012, and transferred to the West End's Apollo Theatre, opening 12 March 2013, following previews from 1 March, and currently taking bookings to 25 Oct 2014.

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