The Royal Court’s Vicky Featherstone: ‘We all knew about sexual harassment. We. All. Knew’

The theatre director’s immediate and fierce response to the revelations about Harvey Weinstein was to hold an event in which 150 testimonies of sexual abuse of power were read out over five hours. She’s now published a code of behaviour to combat it happening in the industry again

Vicky Featherstone is joking, I think, when she says she considered beginning the Royal Court theatre’s new code of behaviour with the straightforward guideline: “Don’t be a pervert.”

“I thought that would probably be a bit extreme,” she grins. “Because it’s so complex. But then, it’s also actually not that complicated at all. Actually, it’s a very simple situation. It literally is just: stop it. If they stop it, it’s all gone.”

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