Director thanks theatre staff for 'heroic efforts'

The associate director of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has thanked the actors, crew and front of house staff at the Apollo Theatre for their "heroic efforts" after the ceiling collapsed:

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Thoughts are with the injured this morning. Huge gratitude to the all of the front of house staff, cast and crew for their heroic efforts.

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Well that was not the day I expected when I started auditions this morning...to bed.

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Thank you for all the messages. Apollo and NT staff all safe.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber called for theatre to be demolished

The Apollo Theatre's previous owner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, warned that the building was in a "shocking" state 10 years ago and recommended that it should be demolished. The ceiling collapsed on Thursday night, injuring 79 people, nine seriously.