Homegrown: NYT scrapped play over ‘extremist agenda’
4 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Homegrown was due to be staged in London last month
A play exploring the radicalisation of young Muslims was scrapped by the National Youth Theatre over concerns about its “extremist agenda”, according to a newly-released email.
The NYT’s artistic director Paul Roseby argued that Homegrown contained “no in-depth analysis, balance or debate around extremism”.
“Instead [it] seems to be exploring where to place the hatred and blame”.
The email was released via a freedom of information request.
Written by Omar El-Khairy and directed by Nadia Latif, Homegrown was inspired by the story of three …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment