Piccadilly Theatre Ceiling Collapses, Injuring Audience Members

By Anna Breuer on 6 November 2019
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The stage of the Piccadilly during "Annie"

The stage of the Piccadilly during “Annie”

A theater in London’s West End was evacuated after a section of its ceiling crashed down on theatergoers 20 minutes into the show.

The Piccadilly Theatre was packed for a performance of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” starring Wendell Pierce as Willy Loman.  The play had opened on Monday.

The Metropolitan Police said that several people were injured.

“Everyone is out of the theatre,” the department said in a tweet.  “A few people have suffered minor injuries. Road closures in place. Motorists advised to use alternative routes.”

Some theatergoers were seen on videos posted on social media emerging from the theater covered in debris.

Six years ago, 76 audience members were injured when a portion of the ceiling at the city’s Apollo Theatre collapsed during a performance of “The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time.”

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