Theatre staff are wearing body cameras

Mail Online | 7/16/2019 | Dominique Hines For The Daily Mail
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For most of us, a night at theatre would qualify as one of the more genteel evenings out.

Times, however, seem to have changed. Theatre staff are now wearing body cameras because of the fear of trouble from unruly theatre-goers.

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Such is the threat of a night at the opera turning into a fight at the opera that the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre are working with security firm Calla on a trial giving ushers the devices.

The cameras have a front-facing screen which shows recorded footage as it happens – forcing belligerent theatre-goers to view their own behaviour. According to theatre news website The Stage, the cameras have proved useful for the occasions when the drama moved off the stage and into the audience.


It reported that most culprits backed down when they saw themselves being recorded.

An industry source told The Times that hit shows like Dirty Dancing and the Tina Turner musical Tina drew raucous crowds, and some regional theatres had even refused to host additional performances of Dirty Dancing because they feared audiences would be disruptive.

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The Times reported that producers were rumoured to have changed the show so that a male actor appeared directly on stage...
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