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"Les Misérables" Evacuation In London Has Cast Seeing Red And Black

Empty chairs at empty theaters.

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The audience and cast of Les Misérables on London's West End were evacuated during a matinée performance Saturday because of a power outage at two theaters.

25 minutes in to Les Miserables and the music stops abruptly, Queens theatre evacuated, fire engines here

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25 minutes in to Les Miserables and the music stops abruptly, Queens theatre evacuated, fire engines here

10:00 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fire trucks were called to the Queen's Theater in Soho after a power transformer overheated, although there was no blaze, fire officials told ITV news.

According to a fireman there's a 'smoking electrical room' in the theatre. Waiting for power company.

sophieraworth@sophieraworthFollow

According to a fireman there's a 'smoking electrical room' in the theatre. Waiting for power company.

10:17 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Being evacuated from Les Mis and now there's fire engines 😬

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Being evacuated from Les Mis and now there's fire engines

9:57 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The outage also affected the nearby Gielgud theater, where a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time was taking place.

Well Curious Incident just got more curious, thanks to a power cut in Lon I may never know what happened. #TheatreProblems #cancelledshow

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Well Curious Incident just got more curious, thanks to a power cut in Lon I may never know what happened. #TheatreProblems #cancelledshow

10:12 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

More than 1,000 people were evacuated on to the streets, the BBC reported, including Les Mis cast members still in their costumes.

Now evacuated! Could be worse. We could be the cast of Les Mis!

John Hodge@johnphodgeFollow

Now evacuated! Could be worse. We could be the cast of Les Mis!

10:14 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The cast themselves seemed excited to be "let looooooose" on to the streets.

Watch out soho it's 16.44 and we've been let looooooose!

Les Misérables@lesmisofficialFollow

Watch out soho it's 16.44 and we've been let looooooose!

11:45 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

A few pics of today! Keeping each other warm, thanks @MissSaigonUK for the hospitality ❤️

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A few pics of today! Keeping each other warm, thanks @MissSaigonUK for the hospitality

2:25 PM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fans were upset when the show was eventually cancelled, although the UK Power Network apologized to theater-goers for the inconvenience, the BBC reported.

What a disaster... Fire during Les Mis and now the shows been cancelled

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What a disaster... Fire during Les Mis and now the shows been cancelled

10:56 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Power was eventually restored and the show's producer said the evening performance would go ahead as planned.

The show is back on tonight, and we haven't burnt much energy ... So we're gonna be on fire!! 🔥😉

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The show is back on tonight, and we haven't burnt much energy ... So we're gonna be on fire!!

11:49 AM - 03 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The cast of Les Mis are alive and well!

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