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Furious Madonna accuses London Palladium of censorship as show overruns

Madonna has accused the London Palladium of trying to censor her by pulling the curtain down after the show overran.

Madonna at the London Palladium Credit: Instagram/Madonna

The singer was performing her Madame X show at the London theatre when the plug was pulled and the lights and sound were switched off as she went past her 11pm deadline.

A video she shared on Instagram shows her returning to the stage from behind the closed curtain with her backing dancers as the crowd chants her name.

She then launches into a performance of I Rise under the house lights with her microphone switched off.

She captioned the clip: "Artists Are Here to Disturb the Peace................

"It was 5 minutes past our 11.00 curfew--we had one more song to do and The Palladium decided to censor us by pulling down the metal fire curtain that weighs 9 tons.

"Fortunately they stopped it half way and no one was hurt.............. Many Thanks to the entire Audience who did not move and never left us.

"Power to The People!!"

In a statement the London Palladium said:

Contrary to a number of reports, at no point during last night's performance did staff at The London Palladium pull down, or attempt to pull down, the iron fire curtain.

– Palladium statement