The New Wave Of Grassroots Censorship

British culture has become ridiculously hypersensitive, says Mark Lawson, and the UK’s theatre scene is becoming rapidly less relevant as self-censorship and a desire to please everyone become the norm. The religious-based campaign against the national tour of the Jerry Springer opera is only the latest example of the war being waged against creative expression. Worse, “while attempted censorship in the 1970s made artists more determined to speak out, there’s a risk in this mind-your-language climate of subjects becoming no-go areas for the arts.”