Power cut doesn’t stop show

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

AN awards cer­e­mony at Perth The­atre was one of the ca­su­al­ties of a power cut which hit t he city cen­tre.

How­ever, organisers of the Critics’ Awards for The­atre in Scot­land were un­daunted and re­sumed the event af­ter a brief un­sched­uled in­ter­val.

A the­atre spokesman said: “In true show­biz style, the show went on with the au­di­ence and pre­sen­ters gath­er­ing in the foyer for the short du­ra­tion of the power cut. When power was re­stored, the cer­e­mony con­tin­ued in the au­di­to­rium.”

Other venues were not so l u ck y, w i t h Pe r t h Play­house cin­ema re­port­ing losses run­ning into thou­sands of pounds as a re­sult of the af­ter­noon out­age. The cin­ema said it lost more than £5,500 in ticket sales alone when pro­jec­tors failed to work dur­ing the screen­ing of a live opera.

It’s un­der­stood more than 50 cus­tomers were there at the time.

A spokesper­son for SSE said: “About 491 cus­tomers were af­fected by the fault.”

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