One of the producers behind the new Spider-Man musical has played down the technical errors which marred the show's first preview performance - insisting it went "better than expected".
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which features music by U2 stars Bono and The Edge, was unveiled to the public for the first time on Sunday (28Nov10) but the curtain went up late and the show was stopped five times to deal with technical issues.
One major error came when an actor playing the superhero was reportedly left dangling in mid-air as one of the aerial stunts went awry.
The preview provoked scathing reviews from the press, with critics labelling the musical an "epic flop" and a "disaster".
But producer Michael Cohl is adamant the performance exceeded his expectations.
He tells, "It went much better last night than expected. We came within just inches of getting through the entire second half without a stop. In your first preview I think that's quite extraordinary."
And Cohl is adamant most of the technical faults will be fixed by the next performance on Saturday (04Dec10).
He adds, "We'll go over an analysis of what happened, why it happened, and how to prevent it from happening next time."
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark will officially open on 11 January (11).