United Kingdom: Play cancellation sparks censorship row

An independent girls’ school in Ipswich has ignited a censorship row after it pulled a Rebecca Lenkiewicz play scheduled for 13 October 2015 due to “grave reservations” over its portrayal of child sex abuse.

Censorship campaigners claim the move is part of worrying trend among schools and other education bodies to cancel productions that deal with controversial subjects. The news marks the second time a school has pulled out of a theatre production in 2015, after Raines Foundation Upper School in Bethnal Green withdrew from National Youth Theatre production Homegrown which was later cancelled all together.

» Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.thestage.co.uk

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