Jimmy Carr has been pressured to postpone a present in Kent after the theatre closed to evaluate using harmful concrete within the constructing.
The comic, 50, introduced that his Friday efficiency at The Orchard Theatre as a part of his Terribly Humorous 2.0 tour could be rearranged after Dartford Borough Council suspended all exhibits “with instant impact” till the tip of September.
The evaluate comes over fears that the theatre, inbuilt 1983, used strengthened autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac) which may pose a security threat.
Carr, identified for his stand-up routines and internet hosting roles on exhibits similar to 8 Out Of 10 Cats, tweeted: “Sadly, my tour present at Dartford Orchard Theatre on Friday September 8 is not going to be going forward.
“The venue is closing briefly to evaluate using strengthened autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac) within the constructing.”
Carr mentioned ticket suppliers will contact viewers members with particulars of the brand new present date in the end.
The Orchard Theatre tweeted: “We’re sorry to announce that each one September occasions on the Orchard Theatre have been suspended.
“This is because of a closure as agreed with Dartford Borough Council whereas a evaluate is carried out round using strengthened autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac) within the constructing.”
In a press release, Dartford Borough Council mentioned it had been commissioning common surveys on The Orchard Theatre and the final report in April continued to counsel that defects within the Raac panels within the theatre’s roof have been “not vital”.
It mentioned it had been planning to switch panels within the “medium to long run” however a routine inspection carried out on Monday led to a guide recommending the theatre shut till additional surveys could possibly be carried out and an answer recognized.
Jeremy Kite, chief of the council, mentioned: “It’s not the information that anybody desires to listen to however there’s nothing extra vital than the protection of the audiences, employees, artists, volunteers and everybody on the venue.
“This drawback was embedded within the constructing on the time of its building in 1983 and it’s certainly one of 1000’s of buildings constructed utilizing this building methodology.
“Though any closure is a blow, we’re within the lucky place to have the sources and dedication to place the constructing proper and reopen it for the advantage of residents.
“Each Dartford Borough Council and Trafalgar Theatres are dedicated to creating the mandatory variations required as quickly as doable to permit performances to recommence.
“We, and our companions at Trafalgar Theatres, know it will trigger inconvenience and disappointment, however the security of our clients and employees is our primary precedence.”