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Phoenix Nights: Show restaged after Ted Robbins collapse

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Image caption Ted Robbins collapsed shortly after the interval on the first of 15 planned dates

A performance of Phoenix Nights Live is to be rerun after comedian Ted Robbins collapsed on stage on the opening night.

The show, on Saturday, was stopped after the 59-year-old fell to the floor at the 20,000-capacity Manchester Arena.

Kate Robbins said her brother had suffered a cardiac arrest. The star is said to be "on the mend" in hospital.

Those who attended the show are invited to a matinee show on 15 February.

Doors will open at 13:00 GMT, with the show starting at 14:30. Audience members have been told to contact their ticket agent before midnight on 9 February.

A spokesman for the venue and event organisers said: "Following the unfortunate cancellation of Saturday's show part way through the second act, the cast and crew have been working hard to try and reschedule the event to enable ticket holders to watch the show in its entirety.

"It was a very distressing night for all the people involved in the show and indeed the audience. The cast and crew would like to thank them for their patience whilst these arrangements have been made."

The actor and comedian collapsed shortly after the interval on the first of 15 planned dates. The show's profits are going to the Comic Relief charity.

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