Motown The Musical 'abandoned' at Sunderland Empire due to mains power cut

Theatre-goers were plunged into darkness after a power outage cut short a performance of Motown the Musical at Sunderland Empire.

Monday, 28th October 2019, 11:37 am

The theatre issued a statement on Friday, October 25, after the show had to be stopped mid-way through.

Customers were then escorted from the premises by staff.

Motown the Musical opened at the Empire on Tuesday, October 15 with its final day at the theatre on Saturday.

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The theatre advised its Friday customers that there were still some tickets left for Saturday’s Motown matinee and evening performances – but that any transfers would have to be made in person at the theatre box office from 12pm.

Saturday’s matinee and evening performances for anyone wanting to transfer into either of those performances.

“Any customers who can’t attend tomorrow and require a full refund are advised not to do anything at this time and will be contacted from Monday. Thanks for your patience.”

Motown the Musical was abandoned at Sunderland Empire on Friday, October 25.

Lesley Powell, 53, of Pennywell, and her family spent around £100 on tickets.