Tonight, at the Theatre Clwyd in Wales, the press will gather to watch The Assassination of Katie Hopkins.
This new musical has been billed as an attempt to explore the politics of outrage in the age of social media, and has received huge attention from the liberal press and the state broadcaster, finding the musical’s title to be in jolly good taste and hugely entertaining.
In fact, The Assassination of Katie Hopkins also benefits from state funding. Which is a curious way to spend taxpayers cash at a time when we can’t afford hospitals or police.
Katie is the target of serious death threats. Two jihadis were sent to prison in 2017 for plotting to behead her, having practised on a plastic dummy with a hunting knife.