British theatre is ‘hideously white’ and will not survive unless it hires more black and Asian performers warns [has-been] Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer, 68, makes ‘stark’ warnings in a new stage diversity report
He said: ‘It needs to reflect diversity of the UK or it risks being sidelined’
Report says black and Asian actors ‘forced’ to play ‘hoods and hookers’
Plays and musical directors struggle to find non-white actors for parts
By Martin Robinson, UK Chief Reporter For Mailonline
1 December 2016
Andrew Lloyd Webber has today blasted the ‘hideously white’ British theatre whose directors regularly ‘downgrade’ black or Asian actors to ‘hoods and hookers’.
The ‘star’ composer, 68, who created [the dreary musicals] Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Phantom of the Opera, has said that unless plays and musicals better reflect UK diversity its survival is at risk.
He made the ‘stark’ warnings in a diversity report, published for the first time today, that [absurdly] purports to reveal black and Asian performers are ignored or sidelined.
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