Norwich Theatre Royal evacuated during Strictly Come Dancing stars’ performance

Theatre Royal, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Theatre Royal, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich's Theatre Royal was evacuated last night during a performance from Strictly Come Dancing stars Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe.

Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite. Photo: Contributed

Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

Audience and staff were evacuated after an alarm sounded, but on further investigation it was discovered to be false.

Theatre spokesman Judy Foster said: 'Norwich Theatre Royal was briefly evacuated yesterday evening at the start of a performance by Strictly dancers Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe.

'The situation was investigated and found to be a false alarm, and the show was resumed within 10 minutes. Our thanks to our audience for their patience and understanding,'

The false alarm is thought to have been set off by a smoke machine.


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The Somewhere in Time tour came to Norwich after performing at the Ipswich Regent Theatre. The pair will be at Bury St. Edmund's Apex Theatre tomorrow.

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