Playwright Mark Ravenhill wants to make one thing clear: "The posters for Dick Whittington say it's a family pantomime, and that's exactly what it is." Ever since it was announced that the 40-year-old author, whose 1996 debut Shopping and F***ing was full of explicit sex and violence, would be writing a Christmas panto, he's been plagued by innuendo."More from Aleks Sierz in The Telegraph.
"I've been harassed by all these media types," says Ravenhill, "saying nudge, nudge, wink, wink, I bet it's got anal sex in it. Well, actually, no it hasn't. It's a family pantomime.
Update: More from Ravenhill in The Guardian.
Another update: Still more in The Independent.