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Opera North: not homophobic, just craven? | reviews, news & interviews

Opera North: not homophobic, just craven?

Opera North: not homophobic, just craven?

All inclusive by the Northern seaside?

The kerfuffle over the collapse of a community opera, Beached, to a libretto by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall with music by Harvey Brough, seems to have gone international. In short, the main school in the Bridlington area fielding 300 participants withdrew when Hall refused to change the lines (sung by an adult in the piece): "Of course I'm queer/ That's why I left here/ So if you infer/ That I prefer/ A lad to a lass/ And I'm working class/ I'd have to concur".

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