Law firms withdraw theatre backing

THE governmentís antisemitism tsar Lord Mann has called for antisemitism awareness training in the arts world after the recent controversy with Londonís Royal Court Theatre.

The London theatre was left reeling this week when two of its major sponsors pulled funding over the scandal where a non-Jewish character in the play Rare Earth Mettle was called Hershel Fink.

The Royal Court apologised and changed the characterís name to Henry Finn, but that hasnít stopped leading law firms Kirkland & Ellis and Weil, Gotshal & Manges saying they would no longer work with the Sloane Square venue.

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