Gently Does It as Shaw Collapses On Stage???
Date: 19 August 2010
Stage and television actor Martin Shaw left theatregoers shocked yesterday (18 August 2010) when he collapsed during a matinee performance of The Country Girl at the Severn Theatre in Shrewsbury. The 65-year-old actor, who is best know for playing the title role in the Inspector George Gently series for the BBC, was reportedly helped off the stage by members of St John's Ambulance. Shaw is thought to have been suffering from cracked ribs and a severe chest infection for some time, but was determined to continue his role in the production. Speaking to The Sun his agent, Robert Charteris has said that he "probably shouldn't have been on stage but didn't want to disappoint his fans". Shaw, who first came to prominence in TV show The Professionals, was well enough to walk out of the theatre, although he was taken to hospital where he spent the night. The matinee performance was resumed with Shaw's understudy on stage in his place. Shaw is thought to be recovering well and hopes to resume his role on Friday.
Got some goss? Contact email@example.com
Subscribe to our free newsletter
Featured Editor's Picks
|Infographic: The economic impact of Arts & Culture in the UK |
When Culture Secretary Maria Miller called for the arts to make their "economic case" for subsidy, t...
|Plays Cast: Harry Potter star in Southwark Moment, more for Branagh's Macbeth|
Bonnie Wright, best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, will make her stage d...
|Brief Encounter with ... The Kite Runner's Ben Turner|
Ben Turner stars in the stage version of the bestselling book The Kite Runner, which runs at Liverpo...
|Titus Andronicus (RSC)|
This latest production of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, to borrow from football punditry, is a p...
|Take Five: Britain's outdoor theatres|
With half-term approaching, the weather (hopefully) set to improve for the bank holiday weekend and ...
|West End Live returns to Trafalgar Square next month|
West End Live, a weekend of free entertainment from top London shows, will return to Trafalgar Squar...
|Robert Sean Leonard: 'I carry the ghost of Gregory Peck on my shoulders'|
Actor Robert Sean Leonard is currently playing Atticus Finch in Timothy Sheader's production of To K...
|To Kill A Mockingbird|
Twenty years ago, a young Robert Sean Leonard appeared on the London stage with Alan Alda in...
|X Factor musical titled I Can't Sing!, opens Palladium March 2014 |
The forthcoming X Factor musical will be called I Can't Sing! The Musical and will premiere at the L...
|Donmar stages Nick Payne premiere, Wesker's Roots & Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus |
The Donmar Warehouse has announced its new season, which features the premiere of Nick Payne's new p...