Laura Carmichael, star of ITV's Downton Abbey, has faced heckling on the opening night of her new play by Sir Peter Hall, the former director of the National Theatre, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper reported that the director shouted: "Stop, stop, stop,"
"It doesn't work and you don't work. It is not good enough. I could be at home watching television."
Carmichael continued her performance as audience members wondered who had interrupted.
Nica Burns, owner of the Vaudeville Theatre, told the newspaper:
Sir Peter's spokesman would not comment on what he said during the production.