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Let the Right One In to reopen Apollo Theatre following ceiling collapse

A scene from Let The Right One In, which reopens the Apollo Theatre in London
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The National Theatre of Scotland production of Let the Right One In has been confirmed as the show that will reopen the Apollo Theatre in London at the end of March following its ceiling collapse.

It will run from March 26 and marks the NTS’s West End debut.

Directed by John Tiffany and adapted by Jack Thorne from the film of the same name, the production will be the first to play at the “recently refurbished and reopened Apollo Theatre”, according to a press statement.

The statement added that the theatre’s balcony level and area above had been sealed by constructing a new temporary floor, which had been signed off by Westminster City Council.

“When it opens the theatre will have been meticulously refurbished by three separate teams of contractors and their specialist craftsmen – one for the auditorium, one for the front of house areas and one for the backstage and dressing room block,” said the statement.

An investigation by Westminster City Council into the cause of the ceiling collapse, which took place on December 19, is still ongoing.

Nica Burns, chief executive of Nimax Theatres, which owns the Apollo, said: “If there was a simple answer we would know it by now. The fact that we don’t know, points to a complex set of circumstances. Our solution to reopen the theatre enables performances to take place safely whilst this important investigation continues.”

Rebecca Benson and Martin Quinn will reprise their roles as Eli and Oskar in the West End transfer of Let the Right One In. Other cast members will include Graeme Dalling, Angus Miller, Cristian Ortega and Susan Vidler.

The NTS production of Let the Right One In played at the Royal Court Theatre in London at the end of last year.

It is being produced in the West End by Marla Rubin Productions and Bill Kenwright in association with the Royal Court.





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