Is This An Identity Politics Policy I See Before Me…?

The National Theatre has launched its new programme


… featuring a gender-fluid approach to Shakespeare and JM Barrie, a colour-blind revival of Amadeus, and the commissioning of four new plays written by women.

Oh. OK…

The bold programming contrasts with the difficult financial future faced by the National Theatre. A large income stream generated by the successful commercial run of War Horse will come to an end in March.

This decline in revenue, coupled with a 30% loss of government subsidy since 2010, equating to around £5m, has led the National Theatre to stop all Sunday performances from April.

Well, if the worldview espoused by the progressives and art luvvies is indeed the norm, this will be a rousing success, audiences will queue round the block and it’ll be champagne all round.

But if it isn’t

7 comments for “Is This An Identity Politics Policy I See Before Me…?

  1. Ed P
    February 13, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Be careful not to misunderstand “gender-fluid” – that caused another coffee-covered keyboard!

    When will these morons stop believing Brave New World and 1984 were templates and realise they were warnings?

  2. Rickie
    February 13, 2016 at 11:15 am

    gender-fluid approach….I thought it meant piss on someone as is popular on glamour sites

  3. Bunny
    February 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    War horse popular and successful, Amadeus back in the day successful and could be again but a colour blind Amadeus. Now if it was akin to Simon Estes playing Wotan back in the 80s fine, fantastic singer and it worked, but I have a horrible feeling that people will be chosen because they are not white and not because they are any good.

    Disaster about to happen?

    • Lord T
      February 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      We can only hope so.

    • February 14, 2016 at 6:37 am


  4. mikebravo
    February 14, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I might pay to see Lenny Henry as Juliet.

  5. February 15, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Pantomime returning?

    Oh no it isn’t.

    Oh yes it is.

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