Judi Dench Slams Trigger Warnings: 'If You’re that Sensitive, Don’t Go to the Theatre'

Judi Dench Slams Trigger Warnings: ‘If You’re that Sensitive, Don’t Go to the Theatre’


Dame Judi Dench has a few terse words for audiences who need trigger warnings: “If you’re that sensitive, don’t go to the theatre.”

The 89-year-old British actress was asked about her views on trigger warnings in a recent interview with Britain’s Radio Times.

“Do they do that?” Dench replied. “My God, it must be a pretty long trigger warning before King Lear or Titus Andronicus.”

“I can see why they exist, and it is preparing people, I suppose, but if you’re that sensitive, don’t go to the theatre, because you could be very shocked. Where is the surprise of seeing and understanding it in your own way?”

She continued: “Why go to the theatre if you’re going to be warned about things

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