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
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.
UPDATE: Both theatres have now re-opened and tonight's performances of LES MISÉRABLES and MARY POPPINS will be going ahead as planned.— Delfont Mackintosh (@DMTWestEnd) February 3, 2020
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you enjoy the show! https://t.co/ggqKQGD2el
Due to an ongoing situation being dealt with by the emergency services on Dean Street, we currently have no access to the Prince Edward Theatre or Sondheim Theatre. (1/2)— Delfont Mackintosh (@DMTWestEnd) February 3, 2020
The Soho Theatre had to cancel all performances for the evening, as the work to remove the ordnance continued.
SOHO SHUT ALERT: Hi all, we're still on lock out and are sorry to say ALL shows are cancelled tonight. We will look to reschedule where we can. As we made a very quick exit please bear with us as we try to contact everyone and we'll update from here. https://t.co/FFeDF9Ix61— Soho Theatre (@sohotheatre) February 3, 2020