Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Springer tour saved

The national tour for Jerry Springer: The Opera by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas has been saved, reports BBC News.
The show seemed doomed when 30% of theatres pulled out after a Christian group said it would picket venues.

Arts Council England then refused a request to fund the tour.

But the [21 regional] theatres have agreed to pool marketing costs and producers Avalon will put £650,000 into the tour. The show now opens in Plymouth in January.

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