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Shows resume after Holborn fire

The scene in Holborn. Photo: London Fire Brigade
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Update: this story was last amended at 19.20 on 03/04/2015.

Shows that were forced to cancel performances following a fire in Holborn on Wednesday have resumed their runs.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which had to cancel performances on Wednesday and Thursday, resumed performances on Friday, in time for the Easter weekend.

Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre, which had cancelled both its matinee and evening performances yesterday (April 2), went ahead as normal today (April 3), as did Mamma Mia!, with generators brought in to help with power following the fire.

The Woman in Black, at the Fortune Theatre, also went ahead following two days of no shows.

However, shows at the Peacock Theatre, close to where the fire broke out, were unable to resume today (April 3).

The incident on April 1 saw 2,000 people in the nearby area evacuated, with six fire engines and 70 firefighters attending the scene, the London Fire Brigade reported.

On April 1, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre were both forced to cancel matinees part-way through, and also cancelled their evening shows.