Following last night's ceiling collapse at London's historic Apollo Theatre, CNN reports that The Society of London Theatre has said via a prepared statement, "Our theatres entertain over 32,000 people in central London every night, and all theatres take the safety of their audience, performers and staff very seriously. Every theatre undergoes rigorous safety checks and inspections by independent experts, and incidents like last night are extremely rare."
In addition, CNN spoke to society's president Mark Rubinstein, who told the news network there was no warning of any problem with the Apollo's ceiling. "It was a freak, unusual accident -- we have no idea what caused it. Obviously our sympathies are with anyone who was injured or affected by it."
Check out this update from CNN from this morning.