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WW2 bomb found in heart of West End, closing off three venues with the Soho Theatre cancelling shows

Half of Soho was been cordoned off with some shows managing to go ahead as usual while others were cancelled

The Sondheim Theatre
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South Soho, adjacent to the Shaftesbury Theatre, was closed off due to a WW2 bomb discovery.

According to the BBC, there was a cordon in place between Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. Delfont Mackintosh, producers of Les Mis and Mary Poppins tweeted saying that, for a time, it had "no access to the Prince Edward Theatre or the Sondheim Theatre". Both shows eventually managed to go ahead after at the cordons were lifted.

The Soho Theatre had to cancel all performances for the evening, as the work to remove the ordnance continued.

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