Why Not More Gay Comedy In London? It’s Simple Supply & Demand.

“So Michael Billington wonders why British playwrights aren’t writing more gay farces, when the gay comedy of manners is proving so successful on Broadway. There are two answers to this. One, because British theatres aren’t commissioning them, and most writers have a hard enough time making ends meet without writing work just for the hell of it. And two, if gay writers write gay stories, we’re told we’re ‘ghetto-ising’ ourselves; if straight writers write about gay themes, they’re told they don’t know what they’re talking about.”