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London theatre apologises for 'spectacular' review

October 12, 2017 12:21 AM
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A theatre company has been forced to issue an embarrassing apology after mistakenly claiming a one-star review called its Nazi-themed play 'spectacular'.

Craft, based in London, was left red-faced when it misquoted a piece on its production, 'A Nazi Comparison'.

The misquote was sent out on the company's newsletter and was later put on its Facebook page.

A Nazi Comparison is about a woman who sees similarities between Nazi ideology and western imperialism, after reading a play by Hitler's favourite playwright.

Artistic director Rocky Rodriguez Jr has since apologised for the blunder and the quotes have been taken down.

He said: 'To be honest, what happened was that a company member with a bit too much access to Craft's internal mechanisms let their emotions dictate their choice here. I have taken down the post.

Reviewer Mr Haydon said the company had 'crossed the line' by changing the meaning of his review.

'However they seem to be a very small fringe company who are probably still learning about making theatre and about how to do pull-quotes', he told Press Gazette.


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