Apollo theatre set to reopen after ceiling collapse

Apollo Theatre The Apollo Theatre has been closed since the incident on 19 December

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A West End theatre which closed after its ceiling collapsed during a performance will reopen next month.

The Apollo theatre has been closed since 19 December, when plasterwork from the ornate ceiling fell injuring nearly 80 people.

Nimax Theatres, which owns the Apollo, said the venue would reopen on 26 March.

The incident happened during a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

The play announced it would move to the nearby Gielgud Theatre and resume its run on 24 June.

Debris on seats Chris Edwards took this picture of the debris that fell on the audience's seats

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