Production of TITANIC Cancelled Mid-Show Due to Onstage Danger

Production of TITANIC Cancelled Mid-Show Due to Onstage Danger

According to BBC, a performance of Titanic the Musical was cancelled mid-performance on its opening night due to falling debris. The performance was held at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.

Audience members say that items began falling after the scene where the ship hits the iceberg.

"You couldn't make it up," said associate producer Michael Ockwell. "The irony isn't lost on us."

Shortly after, an announcer said that the show was halted for "health and safety reasons." A spokesman from the theatre said that plaster from a backstage wall had fallen onto the stage.

"With the safety of the cast in mind, we made the sensible decision to cancel the second act of the show," he added.

An audience member, Claire Cleaver, said, "It was quite frightening at first as we didn't know what was going on but the Mayflower handled it very well and there was no panic."

The theatre said there were no injuries and Friday evening's performance was expected to go ahead as planned following repair work.

Audience members have been told their tickets can be refunded or exchanged.

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