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Monday, July 4, 2011
Billy Elliot' Writer Lee Hall Explains
Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall says his
, a community
opera involving 300 children
, has collapsed after backers demanded he cut words spoken by a gay character.
Hall said he refused to remove the lines "I am queer" and "I prefer a lad to a lass" from his opera "Beached" as requested by the primary school involved.
Writing in The Guardian, Hall said he had worked with the school to make other changes but that this request "seemed to come from an entirely different era.........
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