Helston drama students in London at same time as Apollo theatre roof collapses

Falmouth Packet: Helston students in London at same time as Apollo theatre roof collapses Helston students in London at same time as Apollo theatre roof collapses

Students from Helston Community College were on a drama trip to London on Thursday, on the same day as the roof collapsed into one of West End’s top theatres.

Fortunately the party was not involved in the incident on Thursdsay at the Apollo Theatre.

The country watched in horror as pictures and video were streamed back showing the aftermath of the incident in Shaftesbury Avenue.

A large section of plaster fell from the roof midway through a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of the West End’s hottest tickets at the moment.

Seven people were reported to be seriously injured, with a further 69 described as “walking wounded.”

Shortly after reports began circling of the incident, a notice went up on the college’s Facebook page saying: “Important notice regarding the drama trip to London.

"All our students and staff are safe and sound and are currently travelling back from London. They were not in the Apollo Theatre when the roof collapsed.”

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11:55am Fri 20 Dec 13

molesworth says...

Several other people were in London as well as a small group of folks from Helston. Bit desperate for 'news'?
Several other people were in London as well as a small group of folks from Helston. Bit desperate for 'news'? molesworth
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10:41am Sun 22 Dec 13

MOLNEY says...

this is pathetic even for the packet, so desperate for news, theres plenty going on closer to home.
this is pathetic even for the packet, so desperate for news, theres plenty going on closer to home. MOLNEY
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7:48pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

In fairness to the Packet, I myself neither purchase a national paper nor watch the news on TV very often, I therefore personally find national news articles when linked to local news on the Packet website, of interest.

If anyone knows of local news closer to home, then the Packet would I am sure be happy to be informed of it.
In fairness to the Packet, I myself neither purchase a national paper nor watch the news on TV very often, I therefore personally find national news articles when linked to local news on the Packet website, of interest. If anyone knows of local news closer to home, then the Packet would I am sure be happy to be informed of it. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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