Edinburgh Playhouse check after Apollo collapse

The Playhouse Theatre. Pic: Ian Georgeson

The Playhouse Theatre. Pic: Ian Georgeson

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THE roof of the Playhouse in Edinburgh is to be checked following the incident which saw 76 people injured at the Apollo Theatre in London.

ATG, the company running the Edinburgh Playhouse, is to carry out ceiling and roof surveys of all the theatres in the group.

It comes after 76 people were hurt when plaster at the Apollo Theatre in London fell during The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time show on Thursday.

ATG said its thoughts were with everyone affected by the roof collapse.

It said that although its theatres were regularly inspected, additional surveys had begin to reassure customers.

The Playhouse has more than 3,000 seats.

An ATG spokesman said: “ATG is deeply saddened by last night’s tragic incident at Nimax’s Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

“The company’s thoughts are with everyone that has been affected and wishes those that were injured a full and speedy recovery.

“As an extra precaution and in order to reassure our customers, ATG’s ceiling contractors have begun additional ceiling and roof surveys within the company’s theatres.

“ATG’s West End theatres will be operating as normal today and performances will go ahead as planned.”