Well, we had a rather eventful evening last night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Most of the evening ran very smoothly – pre-concert talk, 7pm concert, Night Shift concert. Then, after The Night Shift, just as we were all at last relaxing with a drink and enjoying Nick Luscombe’s set we were rudely interrupted by Southbank Security rushing into the building. It was only then we noticed the flames licking at the windows of the Queen

Fire engines arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Fire engines arrive at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall foyer! We and the rest of the audience were swiftly evacuated from the building and it wasn’t very long before an impressive number of fire trucks and firemen arrived (the latter much to the excitement of certain members of OAE staff). Luckily it was quite a balmy evening so we weren’t too cold and the fire was quickly put out. Our film crew who were filming a promo film about The Night Shift seemed unfazed and continued to interview audience members outside! We were let back in shortly before 12, so luckily we didn’t have to stay any longer than usual. But it definitely made it an evening to remember! Hopefully at the next Night Shift the drama will be limited to the music…

William Norris, Marketing Director