Cancellation of Les Miz matinee today
Today’s matinee of Les Misérables had to be cancelled after the theatre was evacuated 30 minutes into the performance. This was due to the overheating of a cable supplied by UK Power Network to a transformer under the theatre which caused a blackout on stage. Whilst the auditorium was not affected, the audience, cast, orchestra and crew were asked to leave the building by precaution. The Fire Brigade attended to ensure that the theatre was safe to be re-entered and UK Power Network came on site to resolve the problem.