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London riots cause theatre cancellations

10th August 2011

A number of theatrical performances were cancelled in London last night (August 9th), in response to the rioting that has been taking place across the capital since Saturday.

The venues affected included the Battersea Arts Centre, Greenwich Playhouse and the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, while the Albany in Deptford revealed it was advised to close by the police due to increased threat levels.

Although no West End theatres have so far announced closures, the King's Head Theatre in Islington cancelled a performance of The Turn of the Screw, while the production of Dames at Sea at the Union Theatre near Southwark was put on hold.

The Union Theatre tweeted: 'Having to cancel tonight's show, can't risk anyone's safety. Boarding up buildings around us. Feel gutted and sad and a bit scared too.'

Other closures in London included Churchill in Bromley, Islington's King's Head, Theatre, 503 in Battersea and the Landor Theatre in Clapham.

Though the violence in the capital has appeared to simmer down in the past 24 hours, theatre-goers have been advised to check with venues to establish whether productions scheduled for tonight are still going ahead.

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