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Orlando Bloom Had To Stop His West End Show Twice To Tell A Woman To Put Her iPad Away

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Where once actors on stage had to deal with the crinkling of butterscotch toffees coming from the audience, it seems now in the age of technology, things have progressed to cell phones and iPads.

This week, while performing in the West End performance of Killer Joe, actor Orlando Bloom stayed in character as he let a lady have it over her decision to use her iPad during the performance. A Twitter user who was in the audience sent out the following tweet in regards to the incident.

Mark Shenton, a critic in London was also there to witness the scolding.

Other theater fans who were there weighed in.

One person thought maybe the woman wasn't meaning to be disruptive.

Another Twitter user weighed in correcting what she heard Bloom say.

People supported Bloom for taking a stand.

Let this be a lesson when you go to the theater. No candy wrappers and no iPads!

Bloom's reaction brings to mind the reaction of theater legend Patti LuPone to an individual who would not stop using their phone during a performance. LuPone––the star of such productions as Evita and Sunset Boulevard––made headlines after she broke character to remove the phone from the person's hand.

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Remember your theater ettiquette, friends. Don't ruin it for everyone else.

H/T: ET, The Wrap