On Monday, a letter in The Herald reported that Katharine Hepburn’s 1982 movie Is About To Blame? has been banned from being shown at this Sunday’s Sydney Theatre Company curtain. It is due to screen on Sunday at 3.30pm after the play Patrick White’s 29 Handful of Keys, starring Wendy Croker as Sydney, is a fundraising revue. However, notice to the owner of the venue confirms that it is cancelling the screening of the play for medical reasons. The Sydney Theatre Company’s executive committee, which met on September 7, will decide on the fate of the movie, or the theatre company itself, when it meets on Sunday. A letter in The Saturday Age , posted online on September 13 , will read: “On Monday 2nd September, The Sydney Theatre Company will present Patrick White’s 29 Handful of Keys. This evening at the Sydney Theatre Company: Pat White’s 29 Handful of Keys.” This was posted a week earlier than the first deadline for its cancellation. The approval has been for 10 minutes to allow staff to come and go, and provide a rehearsal for the play. But it might be some time before the meeting is finally announced to the public. The lounge of Westfield Bondi also cancelled the screening of Patrick White, saying it had received a number of reports that the theater’s general manager had been making racist and homophobic comments. This was the second alleged racist incident to have been reported in recent weeks in the domestic retail centre. In October, a man complained to authorities that he had been subjected to inappropriate comments. When the deputy commissioner of the police public relations unit, Phillip Baynham, looked into the complaint, he learned of another incident in which a theatre in the northern suburbs reported a performer who wouldn’t stop showing the late-night shows, presumably because he had been subjected to racist comments. Assistant Commissioner for the Australian Crime Commission, Scott Lapointe, told The Weekend Australian at the time of the publication of the complainant’s complaint that he was investigating whether these were the same incidents, “and are there also any similar complaints being investigated by all police forces?” It’s also been announced that the Fairfax Central Playhouse, one of only two commercial theatres in NSW, will close at the end of the year, citing deteriorating finances. The business submitted a last-ditch presentation to the City of Sydney last week, pleading for a reduction in rent to $150,000. The Arts Minister, Claire Moore, said in a statement that she would respond to Fairfax Central Playhouse in due course.