Foxes ruin dancers' designer shoes
Foxes are being blamed for ruining thousands of pounds worth of cabaret dancers' designer shoes.
Bosses claim the animals ran wild backstage at night in the new temporary Crazy Horse venue on London's South Bank.
Producer Nick Zuppar said the foxes seemed to have specifically targeted expensive Louboutin shoes, gnawing the heels and biting off straps.
The costume team was trying to repair some of the £1,000-a-pair shoes but several were completely destroyed.
Mr Zuppar said: "We have four foxes on site and can do nothing to stop them running wild. We arrived in the morning to find shoes all over the stage.
"At first I thought they were just the cheap ballet shoes, then I realised that the foxes picked the most expensive pink Louboutins. They must be very discerning.
"Our costume designer had a breakdown. We've had to hire a guard to sit here with a dog through the night to scare them off."
One of the foxes has been caught and will be kept in a cage until the end of the production.
Crazy Horse's Forever Crazy erotic cabaret show, produced by Harvey Goldsmith, runs in the purpose-built Spiegeltent until December 16.