Performer Matt Lucas has criticised West End musicals and plays as “overly simplistic” and “pretentious”.
He said that Broadway was currently better than London in terms of its theatre offering.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “London is full of overly-simplistic story-less musicals and overly-complicated baffling pretentious plays at the moment. Broadway is winning.”
Lucas has previously appeared in a special staging of the musical Les Miserables, to mark its 25th anniversary. In 2009 he also starred in Prick Up Your Ears.
His comments drew a mixed reaction on the social media site.
Gypsy star Lara Pulver replied:
— Lara Pulver (@larapulver) December 23, 2015 
Leeds Grand duty manager Gilly Langley said:
— Gilly Langley (@Pinkgilly15) December 22, 2015 
Mountview student Maximillian Murphy agreed with him and said:
@RealMattLucas  sadly Broadway has been winning for a while, sad for the industry I'll graduate in to.
— Maximillian Murphy (@Maximillian96) December 22, 2015 
Twitter user Artemis responded:
@RealMattLucas  You are kidding right? There's The Homecoming, The Dazzle and Janet McTeer and Dom West in Les Liaisons. How is that bad?????
— artemis (@artemis0801) December 22, 2015