Several Injured After London West End Ceiling Collapses

Section of ceiling collapses

Section of ceiling collapses

Several people have been injured in a roof collapse during a show at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End.

Arthur Miller play Death of A Salesman was halted and emergency services were called.

The collapse resulted in some minor injuries, according to the City of Westminster Police Department.

A picture from the Twitter feed of @KBGDunn showing the hole in the ceiling at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Death Of A Salesman star Wendell Pierce, who plays protagonist Willy Loman, told a crowd outside the theatre: "I did not mean for it to go like this".

"We are so honoured that you came tonight and so sorry that this happened".

'The sound in the end got so loud that we stood up and started to head away, as we had been questioning what became once going to occur.

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He said there was water dripping before the collapse. He said that afterward "everyone got up and streamed down the stairs".

The 1,200-capacity venue was evacuted at around 8pm - 30 minutes in to the show - and emergency services arrived on the scene shortly after.

He then added: "I would like to thank you all for one, safely evacuating". A few minor injuries.

The London ambulance service, London fire brigade and Met police were called to the scene and road closures are in place around the theatre, Scotland Yard said.

Chris Rogers tweeted: A big shout out to the ushers at the @TeamPiccadilly theatre from me, an usher at @oldvictheatre.

In December of 2013, the ceiling of London's Apollo Theatre partially collapsed during a performance of The Curious Incident in the Dog in the Night-Time.

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