Theatre marks fire which killed The Great Lafayette
The 100th anniversary of a fire which killed 10 people including famous magician, The Great Lafayette, is being marked by an Edinburgh theatre.
The fire started after a gas lamp was knocked over, which set fire to the scenery, during the magician's act at the Edinburgh Empire on 9 May 1911.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, which now stands on the site, is to hold a seance on stage later.
It has hosted other events, including a show by Lafayette fan Paul Daniels.
Lafayette, a German magician, was the highest paid performer of his time and had been in Edinburgh performing for just over a week as part of a tour when tragedy struck....
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