Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Three cheers for Neal Foster

From the BBC:

The manager of a second Birmingham theatre company says he is prepared to stage a play cancelled after a violent demonstration by the Sikh community.

Neal Foster, of the Birmingham Stage Company, said the decision to cancel the play had been made by "cowards".

Well, not everyone is cut out to be a hero but Neal Foster deserves everyone's support in his stand. In particular the Home Office and the police should make it abundantly clear that they will deal with further threats to the play with the full force of the law.

Mr Foster should also, I think, try to get a film made of the show and get it put on the web so that it gets maximum publicity.