THEATRE bosses were mocked for warning audiences a hard-hitting play features actors smoking.
The production, called Blank, tackles violence, neglect, drug use and suicide.
An online message from London’s Donmar Warehouse warns theatregoers: “This play contains smoking and strong language.”
The venue has been accused of pandering to the “woke” snowflake generation.
One critic wrote: “Shouldn’t a West End theatre company do us the courtesy of treating its audiences like grown-ups?”
Its website contains specific new “content advisory notes” for the play, which explores the impact of the criminal justice system on women and their families.
For a recent production of Europe, about war in the Balkans, its audiences were warned: “A man repeatedly places his hand on a woman’s leg, to her discomfort.”
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Donmar executive producer Henny Finch previously dismissed criticism of its warnings.
She said: “It is just about being considerate to all audiences.”
A Donmar spokeswoman said: “It is standard practice in the theatre industry to notify audiences there is smoking on stage.”
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