norman lebrecht

September 04, 2023

The Mail reports that prison chiefs have banned this week’s opera at London’s Wormwood Scrubs because of its explicitly gay theme.

The opera, proiduced by a company called Homo Promos, tells the legend of a 1943 prison love affair between the songwriter Ivor Novello and the gangland enforcer Frankie Fraser.

Full saga and reactions here.

By mrtrv