The tour manager of a music group has been killed in an accident at Guildford theatre, G Live.
The accident happened on Saturday February 9, during the get-in for the show by Fisherman’s Friends. Tour manager Paul McMullen was killed and the band’s singer Trevor Grills suffered serious injuries and is now in hospital. It has been reported that the accident occurred when a loading door fell in G Live’s loading bay.
G Live is operated by HQ Theatres, the UK’s second largest regional theatre operator. A statement issued by a spokesman for HQ Theatres explained: “On Saturday morning a serious accident at G Live resulted in the tragic death of a member of the touring visiting company’s personnel. The accident occurred in the venue’s loading bay area during the preparations for the Fishermens Friends concert.
“The Health and Safety Executive and Surrey Police enquiries into this incident are in their early stages and further information will be released when available. Saturday night’s events at the venue were cancelled. The venue is open with shows proceeding as planned this week. This is a terribly sad situation and our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the deceased at this incredibly difficult time.”
G Live seats 1,031 and opened in 2011. It cost £26 million to build and was the replacement for Guildford’s Civic Theatre. It is owned by Guildford Borough Council and operated by HQ Theatres.