The Royal Shakespeare Company issues a warning to Richard III following the bursting of a BALLOON

Royal Shakespeare Company issues warning over new production of Richard III following BALLOON burst

  • Warning that the game contained ‘death, violence and menace’… and a bursting balloon
  • RSC was mocked on Twitter for an exaggerated warning during a new production
  • Play hailed as Arthur Hughes became first disabled actor to play lead role

Theatergoers have ridiculed the Royal Shakespeare Company online after they put up a balloon-triggering warning during their new production of Richard III.

Last night, June 30, a bright red notice outside the auditorium of the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford warned that the famous play contained ‘death, violence and menace’ and a bursting balloon.

The production received praise as Arthur Hughes became the first disabled actor to play the lead role last week.

The actor was born with radial dysplasia and was born with his right arm shorter than his left and his wrist bends towards his body.

A photo of the warning was posted on Twitter by the climate charity’s CEO, Sophie Gallois, who sarcastically wrote: ‘Really? Is it now?

The trigger warning came when a balloon burst during the RSC production of Richard III

Arthur Hughes was praised for his performance as Richard III, being

Arthur Hughes was praised for his performance as Richard III, being “the first disabled actor in RSC history to tackle what is perhaps the greatest disabled character ever written”.

WhatsOnStage said they ‘delivered’ their performance as the ‘first disabled actor in RSC history to tackle what is perhaps the greatest disabled character ever written’, in their exam.

The notice read: ‘RICHARD III CONTAINS SCENES FROM DEATH, VIOLENCE AND THREATENS.

‘THIS PRODUCTION USES LATEX BALLOONSONE OF WHICH IS BURSTS ON THE SCENE.’

A photo of the warning was posted on Twitter by the climate charity’s CEO, Sophie Gallois, who sarcastically wrote: ‘Really? Is it now?

Rory Connor joked in response, “I don’t mind violence, but popping a latex balloon really does!”

Theatergoers have ridiculed the Royal Shakespeare Company online after they put up a balloon-triggering warning during their new production of Richard III.

Theatergoers have ridiculed the Royal Shakespeare Company online after they put up a balloon-triggering warning during their new production of Richard III.

“Violence doesn’t bother me, but the bursting of a latex balloon bothers me!” »

“No one would pop a blue balloon in public?”

The RSC have been jokingly accused of being irresponsible for including violence in Richard III

The RSC have been jokingly accused of being irresponsible for including violence in Richard III

BBC News global health correspondent Naomi Grimley simply replied: ‘No spoilers…’

Peter Dexter said: ‘One popped balloon I could probably handle, but two or even more popped balloons would probably be too traumatic for me…but what color…red popped balloons are kinda meh but yellow or blue balloons? .. no one would pop a blue balloon in public? ‘

Andy Levy-Stevenson commented: “Terribly irresponsible of @TheRSC to include death, violence and menace in a production of…Richard III.”

MailOnline has contacted the RSP for comment.

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