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Hit West End musical Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory has removed a line that
said 'eating chocolate causes diabetes,'
after a mother campaigned for its
change. London resident Nathalie Bristow
contacted its production company after
taking her 8-year-old daughter Laura -
who has T1 diabetes - to see the show.
Mrs Bristow said: "My family love
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the theatre, so were deeply upset and
offended when we heard the line about
how children will get diabetes if they
eat too much chocolate. We nearly left.
Thousands of people - including parents
and children - see the show every day. I
would hate for this to have a damaging
effect on the perception of Type 1
diabetes. The producers could not have
been more helpful though - a big theatre
listened to us and we made a difference."