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Fan plummets from theatre balcony at Derren Brown live show

August 5th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Theatre-goers including Glenn Close and Russell Brand were left horrified when what was first thought to be an elaborate stunt at illusionist Derren Brown's live show turned out to be a near-fatal accident after a fan fell from a balcony.

The man toppled from the top-tier seating area at London's Palace Theatre on Saturday (03Aug13) after his wife pushed him as a joke, and he fell 15 feet (4.6 metres) before hitting a lighting rig and clinging on.

Quick-thinking audience members rushed to help the man by dragging him back over the railings, but other onlookers were mistakenly convinced th...

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