May was so caught up in the music that he crashed into Taylor’s drum kit as it slid into position. He stumbled to the floor but quickly recovered, barely missing a note.
Taylor’s kit was restored by crew members - and the pair later laughed off the clash.
May told the enthusiastic audience: “It took us ages to reherse that fall. I’m not sure if Roger’s kit will ever be the same again.”
He then introduced the show’s writer and director Ben Elton who joked that Taylor was to blame.
“That’s what comes of wearing your sunglasses indoors,” he said.