British play "Grand Inquisitor" Not Welcome In Iran

Iran has cancelled the performances of the British play "Grand Inquisitor" which was to be staged by veteran British stage director Peter Brook at the 28th Fajr International Theater Festival in Tehran.

Fajr festival will take place in Tehran from January 22 to 31.

"Inviting Peter Brook to stage 'Grand Inquisitor' produced extremely divergent reactions. Some have declared they won't tolerate performances of his troupe in Iran," the Public Relations of the festival announced in a press release.

Last week, the Iranian Majlis asked its National Security and Foreign Policy Committee to consider a proposal to reduce the level of relations with Britain.

The Iranian government has accused Britain of involvement in Iran's post-election unrest.

In addition, Vice President Hamdi Baqaii, who is also the director of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization, threatened to cut cultural ties with Britain if the British Museum does not fulfill its obligation to loan the Cyrus Cylinder to Iran for an exhibit.

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