Crowd injured after scenery collapses at the Roundhouse in Camden

Three people were injured after part of the set collapsed onto performers and members of the crowd at the Roundhouse in Camden last night during an acrobatic show.

A spokesman for the venue said the incident, in the middle of a performance of Fuerzabruta, was ‘extremely regrettable’, and it was investigating.

The London Ambulance Service said it treated one person for a facial injury, one for an ankle injury and one for concussion at the scene, before taking them to the Royal Free Hospital.

Eyewitnesses said part of the set, a large sail, collapsed onto members of the audience, who are encouraged to walk beneath the acrobats who leap and perform on set pieces spinning above them.

The Roundhouse spokeswoman said: “Approximately 30 minutes into the performance, a piece of moving stage equipment on which two artists were performing suffered a technical failure and fell slowly into an area where audience members were standing.

“The show was stopped and the performance space was cleared immediately.”

He added: “Unfortunately tonight’s performances of Fuerzabruta at 7pm and 10pm are both cancelled.

“Further performances are unaffected, we’re ensuring the problem is resolved so the company can perform with all the energy and passion that makes this show so special.

“Thank you for your patience, understanding and support. Friday or Saturday ticket-holders will be contacted directly from Monday.”

Last month the ceiling collapsed onto members of the public at the Apollo Theatre during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, injuring 80 people.


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