- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Part of a balcony in the Apollo theatre in central London has collapsed during a performance of “The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time.”

Metropolitan police confirmed they were called to the theater shortly after 8:15 p.m. The London ambulance service said there were approximately 65 casualties, and police said that of those hurt, five had been seriously injured, The Guardian reported.

“There is a report of a collapse in the building itself. It is believed some people may have been injured in the collapse,” a police spokesman said, Sky News reported.

Martin Bostock, who was in the theater, told Sky News of the incident.

“I was in the stalls with my family in the early stages of the show,” Bostock said. “I think the front part of the balcony fell down. At first we thought it was part of the show, it was very dramatic … We got out with cuts and bruises, I think most people did.

Twitter user Charlotte Rolt posted: “At the Apollo theatre and total mayhem when the roof just came down on us! We look like we’ve been down the mines!”