Theatre stands up to Fundamentalism

In a rare example these days of a publicly visible organisation not being intimidiated, Gwenda Hughes of the New Vic in Staffordshire, makes a wonderful reply to a letter which essentially says 'Nice theatre, shame if there were protestors'.

I will continue to programme as I see fit and appropriate for the organisation. Neither I, nor the Trustees, will change the programme or the programming policy as a result of threats, bullying or intimidation from any outside body.

She shoots... she scores!

I saw the thing in question on BBC2 when it was transmitted, though I could see that the music was powerful, in my opinion the whole thing itself simply wasn't that good.