'Death of a Salesman' halted when ceiling collapses at London Piccadilly Theatre

'Death of a Salesman' halted when ceiling collapses at London Piccadilly Theatre

'Death of a Salesman' halted when ceiling collapses at London Piccadilly Theatre

Several people have been hurt after part of the ceiling fell in at a theatre on London's West End.

Everyone is out of the theatre.

Theatregoers screamed as the debris rained down at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End, according to reports. 'Facet road closures in feature. The Metropolitan police have closed the roads to the surrounding area and advised motorists to use alternative routes.

Wendell Pierce personally made sure the viewers at his play had been staunch and properly after share of a ceiling collapsed at Piccadilly Theatre.

'Around 1,100 folk evacuated the theatre forward of we arrived'.

Writing on social media, one audience member claimed the ceiling collapse started "with some dripping" that "increased" until it "all caved in".

Main image shows Hollywood actor Wendell Pierce performing in Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, 01-11-2019.

A statement from ABTT said it was "very concerned to learn of the events at the Piccadilly Theatre...and our thoughts are with all those who were involved in the incident".

Witness Martin George, who was sitting in the Grand Circle, said there were screams coming from the audience as part of the ceiling came crashing down.

"Thank you @WendellPierce for coming out to check everyone safe".

The Met's Metropolis of Westminster Police mentioned on Twitter: 'Police on scene with LAS & LFB at Piccadilly Theatre in Denman St #Westminster after experiences of a ceiling give intention around 7.59pm.

BBC journalist Iain Haddow was at the play and said the collapse happened 20 minutes into the show.

'Then, as we stood up, this huge chunk of ceiling, about three to four metres across, crashed down.

"There were people screaming at that point and everyone got up and streamed down the stairs".

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