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  • 25 February 2014, 12:35

Apollo Theatre To Reopen After Ceiling Collapse

The West End's Apollo Theatre is to reopen with a new play next month after a ceiling collapse left dozens of people injured.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time was forced to move to another theatre after around 10 square yards of plaster fell on to the stalls on December 19.

Nimax Theatres, which owns Apollo, said the Royal Court's sell out vampire production Let The Right One In will be the first show in the refurbished theatre.

The story tells the tale of a lonely boy who befriends a troubled girl next door.

The production follows the success of the original Swedish movie and the subsequent Hollywood remake starring Chloe Moretz.

Tickets are on sale for the limited run which starts on March 26 and ends on September 27.

The cast for the play is yet to be announced but it will be directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once).

Westminster City Council is still investigating the cause of the collapse which injured 80 people.

The theatre's balcony level and the area above it have now been made safe following the construction of a new temporary floor.

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