The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre are situated in the town of the great playwright’s birth, Stratford-on-Avon. They underwent major refurbishment in 2010, called the Transformation Project. This project includes improvement and expansion of the theatres, with more rehearsal facilities and making displays of costumes and other memorabilia available to visitors. More open space for the public to enjoy has also been created.
Do you need an accident solicitor in Stratford-on-Avon?
Accidents in the theatre, by the nature of the environment, can be every bit as dramatic as the entertainment on show. Should you have been injured in a visit to the theatre, you may wish to seek advice from an accident solicitor in Stratford-on-Avon. Hazards to watch out for when mounting a stage production are from handling set or scenery, falling due to a badly lit area, and accidents with electrical equipment and power cables. A most dramatic incident occurred when in December 2013, parts of the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre in London fell onto members of the audience. Around 90 people were injured when parts of the balconies fell, as the masonry collapsed. Later investigation revealed the failure of hessian and plaster of Paris ties used to lash together supporting timbers that held up the balconies. These ties had been in place since 1901. It is hard to predict fabric failure of this kind, and new guidelines have been drawn up by the authorities, for owners of listed buildings. Fortunately, accidents like this are rare, and generally speaking, a visit to the theatre is an enjoyable experience.
Accident Advice Helpline
For information and advice on any kind of injury from an accident that was somebody else’s fault, our specialist solicitors will be pleased to advise. Residents of Staffordshire and the surrounding area might be seeking advice from an accident solicitor in Stoke-on-Trent for injuries sustained at work, or from a road traffic accident or others. Call us up for more information. You can reach us on these numbers. From your mobile, contact us on 0333 500 0993, or on 0800 689 0500 from your landline.
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Date Published: 29th October 2014