Published Sunday, 13 May 2012
The actor, who has starred in An American Werewolf in London and TV shows Z Cars and Shameless, was performing in the musical Carousel when he fell ill while in the wings of the Grand Theatre in Leeds, England.
Woodvine, who has enjoyed a long career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, was admitted to a local medical centre, where he is now recovering.
Eyewtiness John Wilford tells The Press Association: "Suddenly the action on stage appeared to slow down and stumble.
"Then suddenly the safety curtain came down. A man reached into the orchestra pit and told the conductor to stop playing. He jumped on stage and said: 'Is there a doctor in the house?' There was a surprised silence."