Several shows in London's West End were forced to cancel performances on Monday (02Feb09) after the city was hit by an enormous snowstorm. Musicals including Oliver!, Avenue Q, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys were all called off as public transport systems ground to halt in the freezing conditions.
The Royal Opera House performance of Die tote Stadt was also scrapped along with the Novello Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
A statement from Delfont MACkintosh Theatres apologised for the cancellations, urging theatre-goers to check before leaving home for performances for the rest of the week.
It added: "Due to adverse weather conditions, we are unable to guarantee whether our full staff, cast and company can travel into central London."