By Mark Shenton
20 Dec 2013
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time will not perform Dec 20 or 21, with a press statement stating, "The National Theatre and Apollo Theatre will advertise details regarding the future status of performances once this is known." Ticket holders for performances Dec. 20 and 21 are being invited to visit the TKTS booth in Leicester Square to choose another show for free on presentation of their tickets of The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time.
In a separate statement on the website of Nimax Theatres, it has now been stated that all performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time have now been cancelled up to and including Jan. 4.
The Society of London Theatres also commented, "On behalf of London’s theatre industry, our thoughts and sympathies go out to everyone who was injured and affected by last night’s incident at the Apollo Theatre. We would like to praise the emergency services for their calm and rapid response and all the theatre staff on Shaftesbury Avenue for their professional and compassionate handling of the situation. The exact cause of the incident is still being investigated and the theatre owners, Nimax, are working closely with the relevant authorities to establish exactly what happened."
They added, "Our theatres entertain over 32,000 people in central London every night and all theatres take the safety of their audience, performers and staff very seriously. Every theatre undergoes rigorous safety checks and inspections by independent experts, and incidents like last night are extremely rare."