We knew it was coming, but I for one had hoped to be able to avoid news items about this awful play.
But no, I awoke to a tweet from a follower informing me that Karin Ward attended the opening night, and had been interviewed afterwards.
Indeed, Karin was the first 'victim' to comment on the play's first night. And naturally, she was onside, making the right noises in Sky News' direction.
She also spoke to the Independent which produced a far more interesting article. Because here is where we are TOLD of a scene that explained how Jimmy; 'got away with it'.
I doubt very much that Maitland's 'verbatim police interview' included the words that his predecessors, including official reports, left out. The words that show Jimmy's real attitude during that Police interview in 2009
Karin was the first to speak about the play and where Karin leads other 'victims' follow, including Dee Coles who, I assume has made a compensation claim, given what she has to say about the show.
Mmm, 'destroyed her life' ? That must mean she had a psychiatric report as part of her claim ! Forgive me for noticing, but she doesn't exactly look as though she's in the presence of a 'monster' in the photo the mirror includes
That bag Jimmy is carrying ? Is he on his way out or in for the day ? It must be one or the other, because they are in front of his van. I'd say it's in because of the rolled up newspaper. Shame we can't see the date on that paper or even if it's a JERSEY copy ! Here's how Coles describes their meeting
'Flashed' at her ? What ? In a hotel car park does she really mean 'flashed' ? I don't believe a word of it ! I say SHE approached him, but she has a loud voice and I don't but I'll say it anyway.
There would be no party without punch. Enter Liz Dux who was consulted for her opinion of the staging of this show, after serious objections on behalf of 'victim/s'were made, including an online petition.
A more recent article in the spectator reveals that the 'victim' objecting to the show was NOT one of Dux' who now has 168 'victims'
The media will brook no challenge to the Savile stitch up. Even alleged 'victims' and their supporters are far game as far as the author is concerned.
'Digital moron magnets' I'll remember that one ! I had my own twitter exchanges with Jonny Maitland. He didn't explain anything to me. But then, actions speak louder
Maybe it was something I said
This 'play' drew a lot of attention long before it hit a small theater in London. It was well advertised by mainstream media including the Slater Gordon show as I call it, ITV this morning. Maitland et al express all sorts of reasons for WHY he wrote this nonsense. You can find them all on the internet. I believe he's a chancer, an opportunist who, like Thomas and Jones, just wanted to make a big name for himself, as a 'PLAYWRIGHT'
He can call himself whatever he likes ! Not everyone in pressland was impressed with his 'play'
Maitland says he spoke to several Savile accuser's before he wrote his 'play' and was keen to point out that he would not be 'profiting' from the show. Apparently one does NOT 'make money in the theater'
Maybe he won't make a huge amount of money from his show. Just like Karin Ward may NOT have made a huge amount of money from her Savile tales. But, he got what he wanted, a chance to finally call himself a 'playwright'. If it's a success, and Lord knows HOW it cannot be given the hype, he will be invited to write more of the same, without having to hive some of it off to charity !
We haven't heard the LAST of Dee Coles yet either. For it appears, she is one of the stars of a BBC documentary 'Abused the untold story .. ' Hopefully, the nation will come to it's senses before next year, maybe I'll write a play. Maybe I'll just wait for someone who can write, a GOOD 'playwright' who will write something based on FACTS, the truth, not other peoples' compensation claims and tabloid lies !
The 'play' may not get to the West End. It may vanish into the oblivion it belongs. But the real story behind it will run and run for many years to come. The story of how a great man's name was destroyed for money. Because, no matter WHAT any of these jackals say, it IS about the money. Money, fame and power.