Audience and Cast Hit the Street After London's Les Misérables Evacuated; Curious Incident Also Halted

News   Audience and Cast Hit the Street After London's Les Misérables Evacuated; Curious Incident Also Halted
 
West End audience members found themselves on the street alongside costumed cast members from Les Misérables Jan. 3 when a matinee of the long-running hit musical was evacuated mid-performance due to an overheated electrical transformer, according to The Telegraph.

Roughly 25 minutes into the performance at London's Queen's Theatre, the music came to an abrupt halt, and audience members were escorted into the street as a precautionary measure after an electrical transformer that served the theatre overheated.

The power disruption at the Queen's Theatre also prompted a mid-performance stoppage for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which plays the Gielgud Theatre. Curious Incident made headlines in December 2013 when part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre collapsed on audience members mid-show.

"There has been no fire but a transformer in part of the threatre has overheated. The auditorium itself has not been affected," a spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade told the Telegraph.

Audience member Jordon Stack, who was among those evacuated, took to Twitter to post images of the cast of Les Misérables on the streets of London.

 

 

Both shows resumed performances by the evening.

Les Misérables also took to Twitter to respond to the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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