Apollo Theatre ceiling collapses

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Friday, 20 December 2013 | 579 Total Views


Yesterday, the ceiling of the famous Apollo Theatre in London collapsed during  a performance.

The 112 year old Theatre was thrown into total chaos as the ceiling in the theater gave way during a major performance. The theater was packed full as people came out in the yuletide spirit to see the play 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time'.

While performance was going on, cracking sound was first heard from the balcony and it progressed into the ceiling, and then came crumbling down on the people in the theater. Police say a total of 88 people were injured with seven of them in critical state.

One person who witnessed the incident, Mr Anjarwalla said "I was in the upper circle with another family when, about 45minutes in, people started shouting and screaming. We thought it was part of the play".