Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse forced to cancel shows in wake of ‘severe flooding’

PUBLISHED: 11:09 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:10 28 April 2017

The Playhouse suffered from flooding.

The Playhouse suffered from flooding.

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The manager of The Playhouse has been forced to cancel shows with immediate effect after the venue suffered from flooding last night (Thursday).

Avon Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the venue, in High Street, at 7pm last night to reports of flooding as a result of the sprinkler system going off.

The audience, staff and performers were evacuated from the building.

The Playhouse’s general manager Mark Thompson told the Mercury: “Due to an incident that occurred at The Playhouse theatre last night, the building was evacuated and the show was cancelled immediately due to severe flooding in the backstage area.

“All individuals from the performing schools and all audience members in the auditorium were evacuated safety and in a timely fashion.

“Our thanks to all of the audience members for their assistance last night, the support from the community and the fantastic service provided by the Weston fire brigade.”

The Playhouse will remain closed today and the Vienna Festival Ballet Present Cinderella, which was due to be performed tonight, has been cancelled.

The Fureys, on April 29, and The Big Band With Five Star Swing, on April 30, have also been cancelled.

Mr Thompson said: “Currently all systems including the box office are offline but we’ll be making contact with those patrons who have purchased tickets as soon as possible to discuss further.”

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