Reviewer : Mark ‘Divine’ Calvert
Note from the CEO – The PR company of Adam Riches didn’t like Mark’s gutsy, honest, & frankly quite entertaining review. So they start chucking their toys out the pram & asked me to take it down. I replied that this wasn’t possible, that everyone’s entitled to their opinion & that Mark simply could not get into the comedy of Mr Riches. There followed a series of threats from said PR company, which include;
1 – I’m afraid we can’t run the risk of booking press tickets for The Mumble if our clients are going to be met with such a lack of respect for their work. Obviously, I hope we can avoid canceling the rest and continue as we have been thanks a lot
2 – We’re going to cancel the outstanding tickets because we can’t trust that this won’t be repeated. In doing so, i am going to write to all the venue press offices and the Fringe press office to explain why. I am then going to write to other remaining press reps in Edinburgh to express our concerns about The Mumble, and explain the decisions we’ve taken. Alternatively – take the review down, and let’s not ruin a good thing.
3 – I hope that, when it comes to securing press tickets this year and in the future, you feel the moral stand you’ve taken in defense of the standards of writing in that review has been worth it.
At the end of the day, The Mumble is an honest website, designed to help would-be show-goers make an informed choice. We cannot be bullied out of our integrity.