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Snow means curtains in West End

Oliver!
Oliver! is among the shows cancelled

The heavy snowfall caused several West End theatres to cancel their Monday evening performances.

The newly-opened Oliver!, Avenue Q, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys were all called off.

The Royal Opera House performance of Die tote Stadt was also cancelled.

Promoters said the weather meant that they could not guarantee the performers and crew would be able to make it into central London.

Exchange offered

In a statement, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres said: "Due to adverse weather conditions, we are unable to guarantee whether our full staff, cast and company can travel into central London."

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Novello Theatre was also cancelled.

The theatre said anyone with a ticket to its Monday performances could arrange an exchange.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Opera House said efforts were made to contact ticket-holders to tell them about the cancellation.

She said ticket-holders would be offered an alternative show or a credit towards another production.

Ticket-holders for other shows were advised to contact the box office before setting out.

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