A Glasgow theatre performance was halted after members of the audience erupted into a 'raucous' row.

Two women were removed from a performance of Irvine Welsh's Porno at the King's Theatre over the weekend when they began shouting at one another.

One theatre-goer says that the commotion was so loud, it could be heard over the play which resulted in the actors stopping and leaving the stage. 

The 59-year-old told Glasgow Live: "These two women started shouting at each other with expletives, very loudly. Everyone heard them over the actual show.

"It was right at the back of the stalls and after a few minutes, everyone had turned and were watching that instead of the play which isn’t great.

"It was getting more and more raucous. They had to put the house lights up, actors went off stage and then all the security and staff had to come and try and get them out."

The theatre-goer admitted that despite the swift resolution, the incident left him and others 'shaken'. 

He said: "I have never seen anything quite as bad as that. I was a bit rattled and wanted to get out of there and I think everyone was feeling the same.

"We didn’t know how it would pan out, if we got something thrown at us then we would get sucked into it. We were shaken by it and taken aback.

"It’s the last place I would have expected that kind of thing to happen. It was shocking.

"It’s one of those things that puts you off a bit because if you are not safe in a matinee then when is it going to be okay? You spend a lot of money as well.

"The production and staff were great but the audience were displaying bad behaviour and we are seeing more of this. There’s no theatre etiquette."

A spokesperson for King's Theatre said: “We want everyone who attends our shows to enjoy their experience, and anti-social behaviour towards our staff and audiences will not be tolerated.

"All front-of-house staff are trained to ensure they can safely handle any disturbances in the auditorium, and bag checks are carried out based on the level of security alert in place.

"At peak times the bars can become busy, and to reduce queuing we have introduced digital At Seat ordering for patrons attending shows to allow them to have refreshments delivered directly to their seats.”