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:


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.


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


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

London theatre ceiling collapse: Latest updates


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.