GOING to the theatre can be an exciting experience. But a new defibrillator installed in the stage door passage at Windsor’s Theatre Royal will help make sure it does not end in tragedy for anyone.

It was supplied by the Windsor Community Defibrillator Partnership, which has members from Windsor and Eton Rotary Club, Windsor Street Angels, Thames Valley Police, Windsor Town Centre Management and Windsor Lions.

Defibrillators are life-saving devices which, if used within three minutes of a cardiac arrest give a 70 per cent chance of survival. Without one, after 10 minutes the chances of survival are minimal.

Chris Davies of Windsor Rotary and a member of WCDP said: "The great thing about these devices is that anyone can use them – no training is required.

"All you have to do is dial 999 and the emergency services will advise you where the nearest defibrillator is and give all the necessary guidance."