Shannon Matthews Music creator defends controversial stage show

Essex punk band K**t and the Gang have responded to criticism of their musical, which depicts the tragic prank kidnapping of Shannon Matthews, who was reported missing in 2008 by her mother.

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The creator of Shannon Matthews The Musical has spoken out in defense of his controversial show.

The musical is based on the abduction of a schoolgirl, who was reported missing by her mother, Karen in 2008.

In news that shook the country, Shannon, then nine years old, was found alive after weeks of searching – hidden under a diva’s bed. Her mother arranged the whole thing with Shannon’s uncle, Michael Donovan.

The Essex band K**t and the Gang are currently hosting a show depicting the tragedy with songs including Can’t Work, Won’t Work and Meet Matthews.

The musical tells the tragic story of Shannon, who was kidnapped at the age of nine


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However, MPs Mark Eastwood and Mussarat Pervaiz condemned the decision and Pervaiz described the move as “disgusting”.

But the band disagreed.

Speaking in defense of the musical, the head of K**t said: “I firmly believe that when you joke about things you break taboos and it opens up a forum for discussion. essay.

The show’s creators say people shouldn’t shy away from difficult topics


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“I’ve never written a musical before and never have since. The more I watched and read about the case, the more extraordinary it seemed, and I kept getting ideas,” he said. . Yorkshire Live.

The musical will be shown at the Lending Room, Leeds, and the Edinburgh Fringe and the band say they will take any criticism with “a pinch of salt”.

When asked if he liked to react, the waiter replied: “Not special. But it’s better to have some people love something and some people hate it than let people think it’s humour.”

Karen was convicted of kidnapping



When Shannon was finally found in 2008, Michael Donovan was arrested at the scene and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

Her mother, Karen, was charged with child neglect and perverting the course of justice on April 8, 2008.

Donovan and Karen Matthews’ joint trial at Leeds Crown Court began on 11 November 2008 and ended on 4 December with both defendants found guilty of kidnapping, wrongful imprisonment and misconduct Justice.

Shannon was found at the foot of the divan’s bed

Both were sentenced to eight years in prison.

Karen was released from prison in April 2012 after serving half of her sentence, while Donovan was released.

Shannon’s tragic story was featured on BBC’s Moorside in 2017, starring Sherdian Smith as Julie Bushby, Karen’s friend, who organizes the search for the schoolgirl.

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