Wednesday 7 December 2016

Rats not entertainment: London theatres infested

Published 04/03/2010 | 05:00

ACTORS involved in some of the best-known plays and musicals in London have disclosed that the majority of theatres are infested with rats, mice and fleas.

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Among the actors who recently appeared in the West End were Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Ewan McGregor.

Three-quarters of the 250 actors surveyed in a report said that their theatre had a "problem with vermin and infestations" and two-thirds agreed there was "evidence of vermin infestation inside your dressing room".

One respondent said: "I had tiny bite marks on my lipstick recently when I left the lid off."

Nica Burns, president of the Society of London Theatre, said: "I've never heard anything so ridiculous in all my life.

"Do you know the mice population in London? It's a known statistic, you are only three feet away from a mouse." (© The Times, London)

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