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Dragon sets off fire alarm but show must go on for Stratford panto

PUBLISHED: 17:14 17 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:14 17 December 2015

The Robin Hood cast and audience mingled in the car park at Theatre Royal Stratford East due to a fire alarm.

The Robin Hood cast and audience mingled in the car park at Theatre Royal Stratford East due to a fire alarm.

Theatre Royal Stratford East

The show must go on and the cast of Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal in Stratford remained true to that spirit when a fire alarm meant that the entire theatre had to be evacuated, prompting some extra drama off stage.

The audience along with the cast and crew were evacuated to the theatre car park from a matinee performance on Thursday afternoon after smoke from a dragon prop set off the alarm.

However, the cast were determined that the show would not be spoiled and made sure that everyone continued to be entertained by hosting a sing-a-long for everyone.

Kerry Michael, artistic director said: “The false alarm was caused by too much smoke from our magical dragon in the pantomime. The cast kept moral up by entertaining the children for 10 minutes with a sing-a-long which went down extremely well.”

Fortunately the audience were soon safely back in their seats to enjoy the rest of the show and to see Robin Hood and his band of merry men win the day.

Robin Hood runs until January 23. Click here or call the box office on 020 8534 0310 to book tickets.

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