A young mother has been left outraged after she was escorted out of a Melbourne theatre for having her young son with her.
Beth Caple, told 3AW she attended Thursday night’s performance of a Book of Mormon at Princess Theatre with her three-month-old son, George, but was told to leave by an usher after she breast fed her son to sleep.
“I was getting a lot of stares and was feeling quite uncomfortable,” she told host Tony Jones.
“A young gentleman came over and said the producers asked him to ask me to leave because they didn’t want to hear the child crying throughout the show.”
The young mother said she was taken aback and felt discriminated against, but was too upset to sit through the show.
She said her baby hadn’t made a sound.
“I wouldn’t have taken my child if he was going to be disruptive, and if he was, I would’ve taken him out immediately,” Ms Caple said.
Ms Caple said staff were initially helpful by changing her seat to the ground floor so she wouldn’t have to struggle with the pram, shares 9 news.
She emailed the manager of Marriner Group to express her concerns, and asked for a refund. She has not received a response.
I must say when looking on the ticket site it does actually state in bold – “Age Restriction: Not suitable for young children. Recommended for ages 17 years and over. Important Info: Contains swearing, sexual content and offensive content.”
While I understand a baby would not comprehend the language, they do add these restrictions for a good reason and I am guessing they are required to strictly adhere to them.
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