Norwich play delayed after audience injury

A Norwich play was delayed by more than an hour on Saturday night after an audience member dislocated her knee.

The woman was leaving her seat during the interval of Goodnight Mr Tom at the Norwich Theatre Royal when she sustained the injury.

Theatre staff delayed the start of the second half while they waited for an ambulance to move the woman from the auditorium.

An off-duty paramedic and two nurses were in the audience and cared for the woman until the ambulance crew arrived and she was wheeled away on a stretcher.

The off-duty paramedic administered oxygen to relieve pain until the ambulance arrived.

A spokesman for the Theatre Royal said: 'We are grateful to the audience for their patience and understanding. We would also like to thank the off-duty medical staff.'

The spokesman said that there were some audience members who had left before the end of the show and the theatre would do what they could to either refund their ticket price or find them another show ticket. It was the final night of the run in Norwich.

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