Rachael Presdee
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Paralysed theatre manager recalls balcony fall

A theatre manager has described the moment she opened an unmarked balcony door and fell almost 10ft (3m) on to the stage floor, leaving her paralysed.

Rachael Presdee told the BBC's Nick Beake: "Something so cheap, to go to a computer and do a sign or go and get a lock, those tiny little actions would have stopped me from being in a chair."

Soho Theatre and the visiting Headlong theatre company have agreed to pay her £3.7m in compensation between them.

  • 15 Dec 2014
  • From the section London