Fringe faces the wrath of L Ron - 2007-06-17
STAND by for the Fringe's first sect scandal. The world's biggest arts jamboree is facing a boycott over a scathing parody of the Church of Scientology.
A musical about the controversial religious sect will premiere in Edinburgh during the event in August. Drama group Collapsible Theatre is staging Xenu Is Loose! - a satirical science-fiction production poking fun at the doctrines of the organisation, which has a host of celebrity adherents, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
But the spoof drama has provoked an angry response from Scientologists, which has urged people to stay away, and is considering what action to take against the play.