London West End’s Kit Kat Club cancels cabaret night after man climbs building and ‘threatens to jump off’ – sparking large emergency response blocking access to venue
- The Kit Kat club in London’s West End cancelled its cabaret show this evening
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The Kit Kat Club in London’s West End tonight dramatically cancelled its cabaret night after a man climbed onto the top of the roof in an apparent bid to throw himself off it.
Emergency services raced to the scene, forcing the roads around the venue to close.
The Metropolitan Police sent a negotiator to the venue, in what is believed to be a bid to stop the man from jumping off the building.
A force spokesman said: ‘Police were called to Northumberland Avenue, WC2, at 14.45hrs on Tuesday, 1 August to reports of a concern for safety. Officers attended. A man has climbed up to the top of a building.
‘A police negotiator is on scene and a number of road closures have been put in place.’
The Kit Kat club in London’s West End had to cancel tonight’s cabaret performance due to the ongoing incident
Emergency services are attending the scene, where police have said negotiators are speaking to the man
This evening the Kit Kat Club announced that ‘due to an unrelated and ongoing police situation taking place nearby’ tonight’s performance had to be cancelled
The club said in a statement: ‘Due to an unrelated and ongoing police situation taking place nearby (prohibiting access to and from the Kit Kat Club), we have no choice but to cancel tonight’s performance.
‘We apologise for the late notice (which is due to the police situation developing quickly) and the inconvenience this will cause.’
The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre is one of the most popular venues within the West End, with A-listers often caught attending the cabaret shows.
Emergency crews have been pictured at the scene in London’s West End
The hit musical features songs Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time and Money.
In June an array of celebrities attended a performance of the West End show.
Hollywood star Kate Hudson was spotted alongside her ex-fiancé Matt Belamy’s wife Elle Evans, while actor Emma Corrin and Billie Piper were also in attendance.
The Kit Kat club was first built in 1882 before being rebuilt in 1907.
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