An opera company has denied being motivated by homophobia after scrapping a work by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall.
Opera North has cancelled community opera Beached, which featured a gay character and 400 school children in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
It said claims it was homophobic were "unacceptable" and that it could not proceed because a school pulled out over concerns about the language.
Hall described it as "a very simple issue about discrimination".
Beached tells the story of a single father trying and failing to have a quiet day at the beach.
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