Tonight, Titanic the musical opened at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre for it’s first show of the tour, only to be cancelled when the ceiling collapsed onto the stage.
Reports say that just minutes in to act two of the show, part of the ceiling above the stage appeared to collapse in, narrowly missing cast members who were performing below.
After around a forty minute show stop, it was announced that the show would not continue due to safety reasons but the show is expected to go ahead as usual from tomorrow.
Audience members cheered as it was announced their tickets would be refunded or exchanged for another performance.
An official statement from the Mayflower Theatre this morning said:
At last night’s performance of Titanic the Musical, a small piece of plaster from the wall backstage fell onto the stage. With the safety of the cast in mind we made the decision to cancel the second act of the show. We are in the process of contacting all ticket holders to offer them seats to another performance.
We want to clarify the fact that this is not a structural issue, but there are some remedial works that are taking place this morning and we fully expect this evening’s performance to go ahead as planned. We would like to thank all of the customers last night who showed great understanding and support for the cast and crew of Titanic the Musical.
Ticket holders from last night’s performance can contact us on 02380 711818.