British theatre producer escapes two years in jail for gay play

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Published in the British newspaper The Guardian, it was reported today that David Cecil, a British theatre producer, was arrested in Uganda for staging a play about homosexuality despite  ‘intervention from regulators’. His case was dismissed by a Ugandan magistrate yesterday as the prosecution could not produce any evidence against Cecil.

The play The River and the Mountain is the story of a young businessman dealing with homophobia in the African country.

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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