Derby Theatre takes a stand
It turns out that the spokesperson for the Derby Assembly Rooms was misquoted in the Times article cited below. Peter Ireson, the theatre’s general manager, has responded to query from Mediawatchwatch reader Tom Paternoster stating categorically that the decision whether or not to put on JS:TO would not be influenced by threats from Christian Voice. The decision has not yet been made, though Mr Ireson did acknowledge that any protests would serve only to boost ticket sales for the production.
So, bravo to the Derby Assembly Rooms, and apologies from Mediawatchwatch for repeating the inaccuracies of The Times.