The Royal Court apologises ‘unreservedly’ to British Jews for Herschel Fink character

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The Royal Court has apologised “unreservedly” to Britain’s Jews for naming a fictional grasping billionaire “Hershel Fink”, the JC can reveal.

However, there was an immediate backlash from community leaders who say the theatre’s report on the row has failed to address a long history of other allegedly antisemitic productions.

Speaking exclusively to the JC as the report into the controversy is published, the Royal Court’s Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone said:  “The big learning for me has been about how few Jewish artists have felt that they can be out about their Jewishness with their work at the Royal Court, and in other areas of culture.