London, UK - "At first we thought it must be part of the show," bewildered theatregoer Mrs Mildred Firkinzhofter from Columbus, Ohio tweeted tonight, "having read the play's critical reviews advising Bound To Bring The Roof Down."
Sure enough a chunk of London's Apollo playhouse known as 'The Gods' - a thespian term referring to a theater's highest areas such as upper balconies containing the cheapest seats - made dramatic headlines on Friday evening when it crashed down on the seated audience beneath.
A packed house had just settled down to enjoy a performance of the Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-time when some kind of spooky bolt from the blue wrought the twenty squid balcony seats from the wall, injuring scores and causing general mayhem.
Several hundred people had to be evacuated from the theater which was built over 100 years ago and is named after the Greek Sun god Apollo, the notorious trickster and general mischief-maker son of Zeus and Leda.
Tonight structural engineers examining the wreckage have reported that the entire building may be about to collapse as a head count of masonry cracks confirms worst suspicions.
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