The Taboo Against Critics Discussing The Play They're Reviewing - Is It Ridiculous? Lyn Gardner: "Some years ago I took my dad with me to the theatre. There were interval drinks for critics and guests in a small room. My father walked in among the assembled critics and asked loudly: 'So are we all enjoying it, then?' Everyone froze as if he had just lobbed a hand grenade into the room."
The Guardian (UK) 09/02/13