The Daily Telegraph claims to have kick-started a campaign to tone down a gay play at the National Theatre. The Daily Telegraph's Peterborough gossip column reports that the National Theatre has cut 'chunks' of text from Mark Ravenhill's new play, Mother Clap's Molly House, which opens later this month - supposedly after complaints that stemmed from the Telegraph's earlier reports on the content of the play.
The National, on the other hand claims any cuts are simply part of the normal process of trimming down and altering plays during the rehearsal process.
Mother Clap's Molly House, an off-beat take on 18th century London life, and on a modern-day dinner party, looks to be one of the more intriguing entries of the new season at the National.
— by Paul Webb Theatrenow