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NI council bans 'blasphemous' Bible play

24 January 2014 Last updated at 18:54 GMT

A council in Northern Ireland has banned a play by the Reduced Shakespeare Company after complaints that it was blasphemous.

Newtownabbey Borough Council cancelled The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) which is due to to start a UK tour at the end of this month.

The theatre company says it infringes their freedom of speech and they intend to perform the play to an empty theatre.

Chris Buckler reports.