Theatre critic be­ing in­con­sis­tent?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

It is with grow­ing concern that I have been read­ing the pub­lished work from The Guardian’s so-called theatre critic, Colm Mag­ner. His re­views have been in­con­sis­tent, un­bal­anced and in­com­plete.

If there are any valid points within them, they are swept aside by a bar­rage of bi­ased judg­ments and per­sonal at­tacks di­rected to­ward the gen­uine theatre pro­fes­sion­als who stage the shows he is re­view­ing.

He re­cently chas­tised an open­ing night au­di­ence for re­act­ing to this show in a man­ner which he deemed much more en­thu­si­as­tic than the show mer­ited.

Far be it from me to sup­press the ex­pres­sion of any­one’s opin­ion.

How­ever, it would be much more ap­pro­pri­ate for Mr. Mag­ner to share his with the poor un­for­tu­nate in the barstool be­side him than in the pages of the Guardian. Judi Allen,


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