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Theatre roof collapses in the UK

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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:11pm
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Jordan Catalano
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:12pm
"London police say there are "a number" of casualties following the apparent collapse of a theater's roof."

Very sad news.
Updated On: 12/19/13 at 04:12 PM
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:13pm
Seems to actually be part of the balcony that collapsed.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:19pm
No its the ceiling thats collapsed in on the stalls according to people who were in the theatre
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:19pm
terrible news. I hope everyone is ok.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:20pm

Updated On: 12/19/13 at 04:20 PM
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:27pm
I hope no one was injured.

How awful.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:28pm
Horrifying. Hoping for the best for all involved. I was in a theatre once when there was an earthquake. It was the most disorienting thing and very frightening.

I'm sure the hideous jokes will come soon about raising the roof or bringing down the house.

Cue the tacky ...
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:29pm
London police:

"We are aware of a number of casualties but we have no further detail at this early stage."
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:30pm
Oh man, that is just heartbreaking.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:32pm
Up to 40 people in injured - London Fire Brigade tweet

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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:32pm
reports are only 20-40 injured as of right now, which is amazing because I was at that theatre in September and it's extremely small, but the orchestra is totally exposed, as the balconies do not extend out far at all. This is awful.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:39pm
An eyewitness is saying it's the actual balcony, but that there was so much smoke and dust and chaos, that he couldn't be exactly sure. He said the actors were all pointing up at the ceiling and in obvious distress. They called "watch out" to the audience, and the audience thought it was part of the play.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:40pm
I'm curious if anyone knows how often theatres are inspected for structural issues. Especially the older ones. There are many on Broadway and in the West End (and throughout the world, for that matter).
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:41pm
65 people injured, 5 seriously.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:44pm
'I'm curious if anyone knows how often theatres are inspected for structural issues. Especially the older ones. There are many on Broadway and in the West End (and throughout the world, for that matter).'

I'm curious too, I always thought if that rigging that holds the lighting and speakers gave way, or a light or a speaker fell, there would be absolutely carnage and always felt quite uncomfortable sitting there.

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Updated On: 12/19/13 at 04:44 PM
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:47pm
That signature line is the worst.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:50pm
He doesn't care^
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:02pm
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:18pm
RE: Phantom of London signature line. As posted earlier today by Phantom of London on another thread:

There is no guidelines on BWW how long a signature can be, I didn't intend for my signature to be that long, but after seeing over 150 shows on both sides of the Atlantic, that is how it ended up, I make no apologies for listing then rating the shows I go and see, after all it is a theatre related board. If you don't like it you can either block me or wait a few days for the New Year when I will start my theatre record for 2014.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:24pm
^^^^

Just goes to prove he's one of those people who knows what he's doing bothers everyone, but since he's allowed to do it, he's going to, and everyone else can just got to hell.


Nice.

And the list just make him look like a bigger douche.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:28pm
I know that when we built the UK Wicked Tour show this summer the set had to be radically redesigned due to the older theatres it was booked to be in. Everything had to be scaled down and almost 30% lighter then the other tours
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:30pm
My heart is palpatating at the prospect of your 2014 signature!
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:34pm
I think it's best to list the shows you've seen on another site and just link to that instead. It's ridiculous when the signature is longer than the messages one posts.

And clearly, as it has done with this thread, it is disruptive. Hope all the injured from the collapse recover quickly.
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 05:49pm
My local news is saying 88 injured, 7 seriously.
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Salene
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Theatre roof collapses in the UK
Posted: 12/19/13 at 06:35pm
Press conference right now.

No deaths, no life-threatening injuries.



Updated On: 12/19/13 at 06:35 PM

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