Statement regarding the Piccadilly Theatre

Hilary Hadley, Equity's Head of Live Performance said:

"Equity was most concerned to hear about the incident at the Piccadilly Theatre on 6 November. We have been in contact with our members in the cast and with the general manager to discuss the implications of this incident.

We are working together to ensure that all involved are fully supported.

We cannot comment further on the facts of the incident itself until the Health and Safety Executive has had time to complete its investigation. In the meantime the management of the theatre are in regular contact with our West End Official to ensure we have the most recent information.

It is clearly in the best interests of everyone that the Piccadilly Theatre is safe and secure for all of its workers and audience alike."