In London Tuesday, friends of playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti said she had fled her home on the advice of police.
Ms. Bhatti's play, Behtzi (dishonor) was canceled Monday by a Birmingham theater due to safety considerations after several hundred Sikh protesters stormed the theater Saturday to prevent a performance of the play.
Protesters say they are upset with the play's depiction of sexual abuse, dancing, homosexuality and murder in a Sikh temple.
Theater managers say the play is a work of fiction and not intended as a larger comment on Sikhism.Another theater says it is prepared to stage the play elsewhere in Birmingham. Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.