The Apollo Theatre will officially re-open tomorrow night after a ceiling collapse shut it down for 3 months.
Heavy ornate plasterwork fell onto audience members during a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in December injuring nearly 80 people.
Opening night will launch with a production of "Let the Right One In" adapted from
the Swedish novel and cult film by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
The Apollo Theatre will reopen today three months after a ceiling collapse injured 76 people. A chunk of plaster crashed in the audience during violent thunder storms in December 2013. The theatre has been closed since the incident.
Originally home to the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, the Apollo will now show romantic horror Let the Right One In. The opening today will be the debut of a production by the National Theatre of Scotland
Following notification from Westminster City Council that the failure of historic hessian wadding ties might be implicated in the collapse of the ceiling at the Apollo, theatres and other historic buildings have acted accordingly says the Society of London Theatre.
Westminster Council has said that the collapse of the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue last December was caused by the deterioration of century-old cloth and plaster ties holding up timber frames.
The incident during the Curious Incident of the Dog at Night Time injured 80 members of the audience when 10 square yards of plaster plummeted on to the stalls below, and forced the closure of the grade II-listed theatre.
The ties, made of hessian and plaster of Paris, were used to lash together timber frames to support the suspended ceiling and had been in place since the theatre opened in 1901.
The Apollo will re-open this week for the first time since December 19.
West End play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is moving to a new venue after the ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre that injured members of the audience.
The play will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre, just up the road from the Apollo on Shaftesbury Avenue, from June 24.
Tickets go on sale on Friday January 17 and priority will be given to people who had bookings at the Apollo.