ACE reconsiders JS:TO funding decision

According to The Stage, the Arts Council England are in talks with an unnamed third party to help fund the national tour of Jerry Springer: The Opera.

ACE theatre director appeared nonplussed at the delayed furore over the June decision not to back the show:

I’m not clear why all this has blown up. The tour hasn’t been cancelled, at least the venues don’t think it has been cancelled. It’s also unusual for ACE to fund commercial shows. We only do it when the level of risk taken by the producer is exceptional.

However, producer John Thoday, and writers Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas in their JS:TO talk yesterday, insist that the future of the tour remains uncertain.

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