'The Stage' has taken down two opposing opinion articles regarding the introduction of gender neutral bathrooms at the Old Vic after deciding their publication "only polarised the debate further". "Recognising this is a divisive subject - about which our readers hold a variety of opinions - we believed that by commissioning columns representing differing opinions we would help encourage engagement and greater understanding about the subject. However, by framing the pieces as opposing sides of an argument, we achieved the opposite of what we had intended," a statement from the publication said.