The historic Apollo Theater in London opened in 1901 to delight patrons in the fine arts. Tonight as many were watching a production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, part of the ceiling collapsed on spectators causing many casualties. While this production may not have been written as a tragedy, it certainly ended with one tonight.
London’s Apollo Theater Ceiling Collapses On SpectatorsThe exact number and severity of the casualties is not yet known, but London Metropolitan Police were quick to address the media and describe the situation. Presumably, the Apollo Theater will be closed until repairs and inspections can take place in the wake of this minor tragedy. As is the case with some historic buildings, they can deteriorate over time if not attended to properly.
The story of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” was a book written in 1982 which tells the story of a young teenage boy who lives with a condition known as Asperger’s Syndrome. While having some mental handicaps related to his condition, the boy is also a mathematical savant, as some with Autism and Asperger’s can be from time to time. The story brings to light some common occurrences that are told to the audience from the perspective of this young boy. The story celebrates the different point of view that some of us have on the world, especially of those suffering from mental conditions.
Many people wait to hear the news if everyone made it out of the theater alive from tonight’s performance. As of now rescue crews are reportedly still working to help remove casualties from the scene. More news will be released later as Police and rescue workers finish up their efforts at the theater.
Featured image of the Apollo Theater from Wikipedia.
London’s Apollo Theater Ceiling Collapses On Spectators.