Power cut doesn’t stop show
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.”