SUDS: Normal Heart cancelled due to Cellar Theatre Collapse
WORDS BY JOSHUA WOOLLER
The Sydney University Dramatic society has been forced to announce the cancellation of its show ‘The Normal Heart’ following the collapse of the Cellar Theatre.
Outgoing USU President Michael Rees announced that at 6:30pm Thursday night the roof of the Cellar Theatre had “collapsed”.
He added that, “SUDS members present are to be congratulated for their cool and calm approach - they followed the correct protocol and called USYD Security and USU Facilities, straight away.”
Unfortunately, the collapse of the Cellar means that it is unlikely that the ‘Normal Heart’ will ever see the light of day.
Rosie Licence, who was playing Dr Emma Brookner, told Pulp that the directors, co-director, as well as two of the leading actors were “exchange students” meaning that it would be unlikely that the play could be postponed until next semester.
However, the cast remain hopeful that they will get to perform the play. Director Melaine Ricard-Boulieu told Pulp that despite being “devastated” he was hopeful that they might be able to “keep the show running”. Of course, he also noted that they would need to find a space to perform “real quick”.
The play was scheduled to start on Wednesday.