LETTER: No call for this foul language

Rather belatedly I would like to express my surprise that comment has not appeared in the paper regarding the recent Jersey Boys production at the Congress Theatre.

The production has been running in the West End for years to great acclaim and so I was astonished to be ‘entertained’ by a torrent of bad language throughout the performance. I and my family, five in total, had paid in excess of £225 to listen to gutter language.

I mentioned our experience to several friends later and learned from them that the London performances they saw in the past did not contain any such language.

Is this part of a campaign to ‘modernise’ the production or simply a use of shock tactics to attract attention?

As a survivor of the era I know that even then men rarely swore when women were present and women rarely swore in company and thus it was an unrealistic representation of the period.

Not only that but it became boring.

Rodney James

Conquest Drive, Hailsham

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