Busting Out was censored: producer

Busting Out was censored: producer

Posted October 16th, 2009 by debritz

Simon Bryce, the producer of Busting Out, has posted a comment on this site, reaffirming his position that the Theatre Royal in Hobart did censor the show and would not hire the venue to him based on its content. He says he received communication from the theatre saying "the majority of our team were not in favour of proceeding with this hire. ... It was a decision based on whether or not this show aligns with our board's artistic policy and the majority (not all) of the management team believe it is not a good alignment, as such I’m afraid that the Theatre Royal will not be prepared to present this show". Bryce adds: "Theatre Royal receives significant funds from Tasmanians through taxation and as such they are funded to provide a facility for all Tasmanians. My belief is whether individuals personally choose to see Busting Out or any other show is a matter and right for individuals. When agencies of government start using public funds to decide what free thinking adults can and cannot see, then I believe accountabilty warrants that these matters be discussed in the public domain."