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Poll: Were theatres right to cancel Ann Widdecombe’s show at their venues following her comments about gay therapy?

Ann Widdecombe. Photo: Shutterstock
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Last week, Selladoor cancelled a show starring Ann Widdecombe after the politician claimed science might one day “produce an answer” to being gay. Chief executive of Selladoor David Hutchinson said he was “disgusted” by the comments, and that the company would never provide a stage “for these vile people”.

Following this, venues in Greater Manchester, Devon and Surrey also cancelled tour dates from Widdecombe’s one-woman show Strictly Ann: An Evening With Ann Widdecombe.

This week, we’re asking: Were theatres right to cancel Ann Widdecombe’s show at their venues following her comments about gay therapy?

 


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