National Theatre Director Rufus Norris has rejected an actor's claim the organisation only permits left wing voices.
Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey and a Conservative peer, said the theatre and other arts institutions are part of a "left-of-centre metropolitan elite" that considers "their opinions as if they were facts, and everyone else’s opinions as if they were nonsense".
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Norris said the theatre was broadening its repertoire and the artists and locations it works in: "I totally dispute the idea that we’re speaking in any particular bubble."