Punishment By Funding (Or Lack Thereof)

Is government funding for theatre being cut in the UK because of unflattering content? “The possibility has to be considered that the government has engaged in punishment funding in a different area: theatre. Consider one obvious difference between museums and theatres. Except for Hogarth exhibitions, the former rarely editorialise politically, while almost every major theatre has staged at least one play ridiculing the Blair administration over Iraq.”