Warning – this play contains meat

Posted on July 2, 2007 

Warning – this play contains meat

A playwright has been told to warn audiences his show features a roast chicken – to avoid offending vegetarians.

Doug Devaney, 41, is starring in one-man play Mein Gutt, a black comedy about one man’s losing battle with obesity.

But Brighton Fringe Festival organisers say the roast chicken in the play could cause offence, reports the Sun.

Mr Devaney, of Brighton, said: “I’ve heard of strobe lighting or nudity being cause for audience concern but never roasted chicken.

“I’m happy to do it – I just find it weird. Will Shakespeareans have to warn theatre-goers about eye-gouging in King Lear from now on?

“It takes some of the surprise of theatre away. How sensitive are we?”

But event organiser Sandra McDonagh said: “We don’t want to cause offence. There will always be one person who is sensitive enough to complain.

“I have come across staunch vegans who will kick off about most things. It’s always better to cover yourself.”

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