Some real-life theatrical Gothic from 2008: an actor simulated cutting his throat in a suicide scene, only to find out the hard way that the fake knife had been replaced with a real one.
Daniel Hoevels, 30, slumped over with blood pouring from his neck while the audience broke into applause at the "special effect"...
It was only when he did not get up to take a bow that anyone realised something had gone wrong.
The actor lived, but we can only imagine the possible explanations (and stories).
(thanks to Jesse Walker)