London’s Royal Court theatre in row over shelving of Tibet play

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China censorship storm hits groundbreaking venue after drama about Tibetan exiles pulled from schedule

The Royal Court theatre has been accused of censorship by an award-winning Indian playwright, who claims that its production of a major new play about contemporary Tibet was put on ice because of fears of a negative Chinese reaction.

The London theatre, known for its groundbreaking international productions, is facing questions after Abhishek Majumdar revealed a copy of the poster for the play Pah-la, bearing the imprints of the Arts Council and the Royal Court along with text suggesting that it was due to run for a month last autumn.

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