Is Bad Theatre Ruining The West End?

A growing band of critics believe that “the increasing number of poor-quality shows in the West End are damaging its image. ‘A lot of theatres are kept open because somebody will take something in that should never be in the West End. In the past five years there have been many shows in the West End that had no right to be there. They weren’t good enough, shouldn’t have been there and didn’t stand a dog in hell’s chance. It puts people off theatre’.”