The writer of play about shamed broadcaster, Jimmy Savile, which is set to open tonight in London has come under fire.
Written by Jonathan Maitland and starring Alistair McGowan, 'An Audience with Jimmy Savile' is set in 1991, recently after he received his knighthood, and claims to explore the scandal behind the broadcaster's public persona:
The play has come in for criticism for being "too soon" while inquiries into the prolific paedophile are still being held.
Maitland received abuse on Twitter after announcing that he would be staging the story of the paedophile and late TV presenter's public and private life.
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